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Why Wall Street is snapping up family homes
The opportunity is unprecedented, but comes with risks
The global housing boom is running out of steam
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Truss’s rusty Reaganism
Liz Truss’s selective Reaganomics won’t work
After cutting taxes, the Gipper reversed course
Rob, rape, retreat
Fresh evidence shows how grim life is under Russian occupation in Ukraine
Military police reports from Izyum describe everyday acts of brutality
The Middle East
An energy crisis and geopolitics are creating a new-look Gulf
It will be richer, more powerful—and more volatile
Women v morality police
Why Iranian women are burning their hijabs
Protests by the oppressed sex are rocking the Islamic Republic
There is plenty of good news about American government
In praise of the deep state
Japan’s government props up the yen for the first time since 1998
The intervention will not fix the currency’s underlying weaknesses
What to read to understand Xi Jinping
China’s leader is deliberately secretive, but five books offer clues about his back story
Et tu, New York
Donald Trump faces a sweeping new lawsuit
The former president’s legal troubles pile up
Try, the beloved country
Rugby brings South Africa together—if only for 80 minutes
The sport reflects the country’s uneven progress and enduring dreams
The Economist Asks
Why is progress on gender equality slowing?
Philanthropist Melinda French Gates explains how recent global shocks have pushed gender equality further out of reach—and how the world can get back on track
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