The week ahead: Farewell, King B  

The death of Thailand's long-serving monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has spawned worries about the country's stability. The last presidential debate might be Donald Trump's political swan song. So-called 'localists' in Hong Kong challenge Beijing's rule. And female protesters in Poland pressured the government to back down from an abortion bill. Rob Gifford hosts.

The week ahead: Brexit stage right  

Our Brexit editor John Peet says Theresa May signals a hard Brexit, which would take Britain out of Europe's single market. We check back in with our Bello columnist following the vote against the peace deal in Colombia. And President Obama advises his successor on economic policy in this week's issue. Josie Delap hosts.

The week ahead: Beauty queen and the beast  

US editor John Prideaux joins host Josie Delap to examine the fallout from the first Presidential debate and the brewing feud between the Republican nominee and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. Also, a historic peace deal in Colombia and China's lost generation

The week ahead: Crumbling ceasefire  

Jonathan Rosenthal says Syria's turmoil will deepen if John Kerry fails to salvage a ceasefire with Russia. John Prideaux previews the Clinton-Trump clash in the first presidential debate. And Matthew Valencia talks about Azerbaijan's reputation management through caviar diplomacy. Anne McElvoy hosts.

The week ahead: Drawbridge dystopia  

Protectionists stage protests across Germany. Andreas Kluth, our Berlin bureau chief, explains why anti-Americanism and a fear of globalisation are at the heart of the demonstrations. Also on the show: al-Qaeda's pragmatic comeback; and what are the odds that a party-less outsider could become France's next president? Helen Joyce hosts.

The week ahead: Battling for power  

With election day only two months away, we analyse the state of the race to the White House. Our public policy editor explains how to save the NHS and Ed Lucas explains the murky succession following the death of Uzbekistan's leader. Anne McElvoy hosts

The week ahead: Asia's motley strongmen  

Leaders from the democratic to the authoritarian gather in Laos for the East Asia Summit. Our Nigeria correspondent discusses why a food crisis is underway in one of Africa's richest countries. And is Brazil's Dilma Rousseff the victim of a coup? Anne McElvoy hosts.

The week ahead: Paranoia in Ankara  

Conspiracy theories reign in Turkey since July's coup attempt - many believe the West played a role. Europe editor Matt Steinglass discusses how relations can be managed with NATO's most awkward member. Our Americas editor analyses whether the peace deal between FARC and the Colombian government will last. And is India's heavy handed approach to protests in Kashmir stoking discontent?

The week ahead: Article 50 first dates  

Deputy editor Edward Carr hosts as John Peet looks at Britain's difficult negotiations with the EU, Noah Sneider examines Vladimir Putin's changing inner circle and Andrew Miller dives into a world of domestic violence and revenge: American country music.

The week ahead: Duterte's dirty war  

This week: The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, wages a violent war on drugs; Jeremy Corbyn tightens his grip on the Labour Party; And a unique orchestra featuring both Arab and Israeli musicians plays in Berlin

The week ahead: Arab youth in revolt  

Christopher Lockwood looks ahead at how disgruntled young people are continuing to destabilise the Arab world. Also this week: the consequences of ANC decline in South Africa's municipal elections, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a pivotal decision on nuclear energy in Britain

The week ahead: Trump's strongman act  

Matthew Symonds, Defence and diplomatic editor, discusses Donald Trump's reckless NATO snub and as Rio readies for the Olympics, Jan Piotrowski, Brazil correspondent, talks about the legacy the games will leave behind. Helen Joyce hosts.

Special: "The world if..."  

Anne McElvoy hosts a special dedicated to The Economist's annual "The world if..." edition, which takes intriguing what if scenarios to their logical extremes. We discover what 100 days of a Trump presidency would look like, how hackers could have the banking industry on the run, and the myriad of ways in which transparent oceans would transform the world as we know it.

The week ahead: In perpetual fear  

Sophie Pedder, our Paris Bureau Chief, reports on the lorry attack in Nice. Also on the show: Russia's new anti-terrorism laws harken back to the days of Soviet surveillance; And Donald Trump heads to the Republican National Convention. Helen Joyce hosts

The week ahead: China's restless millions  

The battle for Downing Street hots up in Britain as the race for Tory leader is whittled down to two. As China's middle class gets bigger and richer, they pose a growing threat to the ruling Communist Party. Finally, Zimbabwe wants a $1 billion bail-out from the IMF. Our Africa editor thinks they shouldn't get it. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

The week ahead: Tory tussle  

The Brexit vote has convulsed party politics in Britain. Who will rise to the top of the Tory party? Christopher Lockwood assesses the candidates with Tom Wainwright, Britain editor, and Anton La Guardia, deputy foreign editor. Robert Guest, foreign editor, talks about the Istanbul bombings and why President Erdogan's policies have put Turkey at risk of further attacks

The week ahead: America and guns  

John Prideaux, our US editor, and Chris Lockwood, our Middle East editor, debate the fallout from Orlando's mass shooting and whether the attack will push forward the gun control debate; and International editor Helen Joyce talks to host Anne McElvoy about a new approach to tackling female genital mutilation: could allowing the less damaging methods to continue bring an end to the worst variations?

The week ahead: Rates hike respite  

Henry Curr, our US economics editor, discusses why a dampened jobs report, that may delay The Fed's raising of interest rates, isn't all bad news for America's economy; And John McDermott, our public policy editor, talks to host Anne McElvoy about why good teachers are more important to a child's success than smaller class sizes or uniforms

The week ahead: The power of the 0.99%  

As the California primary looms, John Prideaux, our US editor, and David Rennie, Lexington columnist, dissect the ongoing Sanders/Clinton rivalry - and ask if Libertarians might peel off Trump voters in the election. Plus Sophie Pedder, our Paris Bureau Chief on the paradoxical attitudes towards women in France

The week ahead: Kim Jong Unpredictable  

North Korea, the country with the least predictable leader in the world, is rapidly building bombs and the missiles to deliver them. Edward Carr, deputy editor, and Matthew Symonds, defence editor, discuss this threat with host Robert Guest; And our Brussels Bureau Chief discusses the world's struggle to manage refugees

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