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May 23rd 2023
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Farewell, peace dividend
The cost of the global arms race
What a “war tax” means for the global economy
Europe is struggling to rebuild its military clout
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Love and conflict
What would humans do in a world of super-AI?
A thought experiment based on economic principles
Your job is (probably) safe from artificial intelligence
The Economist explains
Who are the pro-Ukrainian militias raiding Russia’s Belgorod region?
They have links to Ukrainian military intelligence and, in some cases, to the far right
AMLO’s troubled legacy
Mexico could elect its first female president next year
Will Claudia Sheinbaum be overshadowed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador?
Surviving the dragon
Australia has faced down China’s trade bans, and emerged stronger
The “lucky country” may be uniquely able to endure Chinese bullying
Meet the lefty Europeans who want to deliberately shrink the economy
De-growers of the world, unite!
A power project
Iran’s proxies in the Middle East remain a powerful force
A recent altercation with Israel has exposed their limits
Quiet artworks sometimes make the deepest impressions
In a sensationalist age, they are too often shouted down
Young hearts, to yourself be true
“How To Have Sex” is among the standouts at Cannes Film Festival
Molly Manning Walker’s debut feature film follows three teenage girls on a clubbing holiday
Fentanyl, guns and avocados: how Mexico’s drug cartels are expanding
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