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World politics
Oil markets and Arab unrest
The price of fear 
A complex chain of cause and effect links the Arab world’s turmoil to the health of the world economy​Mar 3rd 2011
United States
The Republicans
Who dares take him on? 
Despite their victories at the mid-terms, the Republicans seem oddly slow to start choosing a presidential candidate​Mar 3rd 2011
Mormons in politics
When the saints come marching in 
Can a Mormon get to the White House?​Mar 3rd 2011
The budget
Continuing irresolution 
A crisis averted, but only for two weeks​Mar 3rd 2011
The economy
Fits and starts 
Batten down the hatches, it’s going to be a stormy recovery​Mar 3rd 2011
Murder in Arizona
Too far gone 
The implications of a death sentence on a female vigilante​Mar 3rd 2011
Lexington
Libya and the Iraq syndrome 
Does their caution in Libya show that Americans will make war no more?​Mar 3rd 2011
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The Americas
Bolivia's Evo Morales
The calle gets restive 
Inflation, shortages and scandals have caught up with Latin America’s hitherto most popular leftist leader​Mar 3rd 2011
Cuba and the internet
Wired, at last 
The battle of the blogs begins​Mar 3rd 2011
Canada's lumber industry
If you go down to the woods 
You’ll find a Chinese surprise​Mar 3rd 2011
Correction: Brazil's fiscal policy 
Mar 3rd 2011
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Asia
Another political assassination in Pakistan
Things fall apart 
With the rise of militant Islam, Pakistan reaps what for years the state has sown​Mar 3rd 2011
America and Pakistan
Stuck with you 
A clash between spy agencies is boosting the ISI—but is doing Pakistan no favours​Mar 3rd 2011
Jasmine stirrings in China
No awakening, but crush it anyway 
The government goes to great lengths to make sure all is outwardly calm​Mar 3rd 2011
China's rescue mission to Libya
Push factor 
The armed forces nudged farther afield​Mar 3rd 2011
India's economy
Calling on the gods 
The finance minister gushes with optimism, but how much is warranted?​Mar 3rd 2011
Banyan
More black tea than jasmine 
Watching the Middle East and north Africa, Central Asia’s rulers see no pressing reason to fretMar 3rd 2011
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International
The United Nations and Libya
An unlikely unifier 
Outrage over the Qaddafi regime has given tired institutions a new lease of lifeMar 3rd 2011
Arctic resources
Now it's their turn 
The Inuit prepare to defend their rights​Mar 3rd 2011
Politicians with PhDs
Doctors in the house 
Mar 3rd 2011
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Middle East and Africa
Libya
A civil war beckons 
As Muammar Qaddafi fights back, fissures in the opposition start to emerge​Mar 3rd 2011
Libya's no-fly zone
The military balance 
Muammar Qaddafi has enough military power at his disposal to make dislodging him a bloody and uncertain business​Mar 3rd 2011
Revolution in Egypt and Tunisia
It's not over yet 
The countries that started the wave of Arab change both have a long way to goMar 3rd 2011
Saudi Arabia
The royal house is rattled too 
Can the richest of all the Arab royal families stem the tide of reform?​Mar 3rd 2011
Yemen's turbulence
Time running out? 
The president nears the brink​Mar 3rd 2011
Protests in Iraq
Even a democracy is not immune 
Corruption and poor services are making people ever angrier​Mar 3rd 2011
Oman
The sultanate suddenly stirs 
A benevolent autocrat should survive in the face of a rare bout of dissent​Mar 3rd 2011
more from Middle East & Africa »
Europe
France's foreign-policy woes
Nicolas Sarkozy's diplomatic troubles 
France dumps its foreign minister (first story), Germany its defence minister (next story)—and all of Europe frets over its place in the world​Mar 3rd 2011
Germany's defence minister goes
Guttbye Guttenberg 
The Teflon minister was ready to fight, but reached his limitMar 3rd 2011
Ireland's new government
Enda the party 
A crushing of Fianna Fail heralds a new prime minister and perhaps big reform​Mar 3rd 2011
Italy and immigration
Fear of foreigners 
The Italian government worries about a huge influx from north Africa​Mar 3rd 2011
Albania, Kosovo and the EU
Albanian altercations 
A pair of Balkan neighbours falter on the road to Brussels​Mar 3rd 2011
Turkey's Islamists
Erbakan's legacy 
What a prime minister’s funeral says about democracy and Islam​Mar 3rd 2011
Charlemagne
Living with bad neighbours 
Europe tries to forget decades of embarrassing realpolitik in the Middle East​Mar 3rd 2011
more from Europe »
Britain
Bradford and its communities
Hope over hate 
Lessons in countering segregation from a northern city better known for riots than racial harmony​Mar 3rd 2011
Financiers in Switzerland
Careful what you wish for 
Bored and frustrated traders are homesick for grimy, high-tax London​Mar 3rd 2011
Defence policy
The emperor's clothes 
Events in north Africa have bolstered criticism of the government’s defence cutsMar 3rd 2011
Bagehot
Rage against the machine 
The Tories should stop blaming their woes on Whitehall​Mar 3rd 2011
more from Britain »
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