Episodes

The week ahead: After Fidel  

Our Bello columnist Michael Reid discusses Cuba's future under Raúl and the remaining Castros. Also on the show: Assad’s forces make a crucial advance in Aleppo. And do want your cheating spouse to come back? There’s an agency for that - in China

The week ahead: Renzi's risky referendum  

Host Josie Delap sits down with Italy correspondent John Hooper to assess Italy's upcoming referendum, a vote with far reaching consequences in the Eurozone. Also: a surprise challenger for the French Presidency and the slow collapse of a Libyan peace deal

The week ahead: Nationalism goes international  

Anne McElvoy sits down with Ed Carr to discuss the rise of ethnic nationalism and what liberals need to do to reclaim momentum. Also: the future of Britain's special relationship with the USA and are we looking at the death of the death penalty?

The week ahead: Trump’s unpredictable relations  

As the election dust settles, Nick Pelham and Brooke Unger explore the repercussions of Donald Trump’s win in the Middle East and Mexico. Also: how has espionage adapted to the technological revolution? Jason Palmer hosts

The week ahead: America's easy decision  

Anne McElvoy hosts a special looking forward to the US election on November 8th. Editor in chief Zanny Minton Beddoes explains The Economist's endorsement. Also: the final verdict on the polls, Donald Trump's appeal to Vladimir Putin and why Florida could be a swing and miss state for Hillary Clinton

The week ahead: A tale of two rallies  

The week ahead: A tale of two rallies by The Economist

The week ahead: Sturgeon's Scoxit gambit  

Host Josie Delap investigates whether Britain's vote to leave the EU will give Scottish Nationalist Party leader Nicola Sturgeon enough momentum to take Scotland out of the United Kingdom. Also: resurgent racism in South Africa and the battle to liberate Mosul

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.

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