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Argentina politics: Argentina and the reality principleJan 18, 2020
...Argentina politics: Argentina and the reality principle The new government's mixed start on the economy IT IS A MONTH now since Alberto Fernandez took over from Mauricio Macri as Argentina's president and, contrary to some forecasts, the sky...
Haiti politics: Gourdean knotJan 18, 2020
...Haiti politics: Gourdean knot The pearl of the Antilles finds itself without a working parliament PETER CONFIDENCE lounges against a broken lamppost in a park in Petionville, a prosperous suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, basking in the...
Taiwan politics: The Taiwan consensusJan 18, 2020
...Taiwan politics: The Taiwan consensus What next after Tsai Ing-wen's emphatic victory? LAST AUTUMN, as China prepared to celebrate the ##th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, a slogan of President Xi Jinping's was...
India politics: Military reform - A major modern generalJan 18, 2020
...India politics: Military reform - A major modern general The armed forces get their biggest shake-up in decades WHEN JAWAHARLAL NEHRU became the prime minister of India at independence in ####, one of his first acts was to evict the...
South Korea politics: Justice system - Going southJan 18, 2020
...South Korea politics: Justice system - Going south The government reassigns some pesky prosecutors to the boondocks JEJU, AN ISLAND off South Korea's southern coast, is known for its hiking trails, temperate climate and the tough old women who dive...
Myanmar politics: Pen, sword and scalesJan 18, 2020
...Myanmar politics: Pen, sword and scales Criticism of the army or government lands many Burmese in court BURMESE GENERALS are not accustomed to criticism. During the long years of military rule, they tended to lock up anyone who crossed them...
Asia industry: Sand mining - Bring me a nightmareJan 18, 2020
...Asia industry: Sand mining - Bring me a nightmare Asia's hunger for sand is harming farmers, fishermen and the environment THE MINERS usually prefer to work under cover of darkness. This dredger is more brazen. It is not yet sunset...
US finance: Dethroning the dollarJan 18, 2020
...US finance: Dethroning the dollar As America weaponises its currency and financial system, other countries are seeking alternatives to the greenback EVER SINCE the dollar cemented its role as the world's dominant currency in the ####s, it has been...
US politics: Original sinJan 18, 2020
...US politics: Original sin How to fix the design flaws in American democracy PERHAPS THE only point of universal agreement in American politics is that it is in a bad way. Impeachment of a sitting president--among the most solemn...
UK business: Keeping Flybe aloftJan 18, 2020
...UK business: Keeping Flybe aloft The bail-out of a struggling airline sends a troubling message "GOBSMACKING", is how a competitor described the government's announcement on January ##th that it would bail out Flybe, a struggling airline. It's...
UK politics: Criminal justice: What's going wrong here?Jan 18, 2020
...UK politics: Criminal justice: What's going wrong here? Why more police could diminish the quality of justice COPS SPEND much of their time driving around on routine patrols or rummaging through files at the nick. But a series of...
EU/UK politics: The Atlantic alliance - Declarations of independenceJan 18, 2020
...EU/UK politics: The Atlantic alliance - Declarations of independence Britain turns away from its oldest ally on several fronts BRITAIN HAs often been ridiculed as America's poodle. This week Boris Johnson appeared to stay in character. On January ##th...
EU politics: Geopolitics starts at homeJan 18, 2020
...EU politics: Geopolitics starts at home Bungled policy in the Balkans bodes ill for the EU's global ambitions ENLARGEMENT HAS always been a fraught topic for the EU. In the ####s Charles de Gaulle made Harold Macmillan weep when...
Europe economy: L'industrie, c'est moiJan 18, 2020
...Europe economy: L'industrie, c'est moi Europe is rediscovering its penchant for statist intervention DESPITE ITS reputation as a place where politicians like to meddle in all aspects of the economy, Europe is often standoffish when it comes to...
France politics: A small AfghanistanJan 18, 2020
...France politics: A small Afghanistan France counts the cost of its thankless African mission AFTER NIGHTFALL on a moonless evening last November, three French combat helicopters, backed by fighter jets, took off from military bases deep in the African Sahel...
World economy: Emerging markets - Not just a first-world problemJan 18, 2020
...World economy: Emerging markets - Not just a first-world problem A productivity slowdown raises a troubling possibility: that poorer countries may forever be playing catch-up with rich ones HOW DO MODERN innovations stack up with those of the past...
Russia politics: Glued to the throneJan 18, 2020
...Russia politics: Glued to the throne How Vladimir Putin is preparing to rule for ever WHAT IS VLADIMIR PUTIN playing at? On January ##th Russia's president took Kremlin-watchers by surprise. In his state-of-the-union speech, he...
Iran politics: Regime on edgeJan 18, 2020
...Iran politics: Regime on edge Iran's leaders risk being overwhelmed by crises they created SO UPSET WERE they over the crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet that not one but two officials in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...
Oman politics: What comes after Qaboos?Jan 18, 2020
...Oman politics: What comes after Qaboos? The new sultan of Oman hopes to lead as wisely as the last one SULTAN QABOOS of Oman left little to chance. Long before he died he sealed two envelopes containing the name of...
Ethiopia politics: It's all in your headJan 18, 2020
...Ethiopia politics: It's all in your head Ethiopia's government embraces the power of positive thinking "I USED TO have pimples and everything. And I have big ears in case you haven't noticed," laughs Ebba Tesfaye, now fresh...