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The Economist Asks: What if America reverts to abortion bans?

For 50 years, women in America have had a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Now, a...

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The Economist Asks: Could the Ukraine war turn nuclear?

In ten weeks of conflict Vladimir Putin has not been afraid to rattle the nuclear sabre. Western...

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The Economist Asks: Will Russia’s war criminals face justice?

Evidence of Russian war crimes litters the landscape of Ukraine. But it’s a long trudge...

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The Economist Asks: Carl Bildt

The war in Ukraine has driven Finland and Sweden to rethink their long-held position on...

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The Economist Asks: Bob Menendez

President Joe Biden began his presidency wanting “stable and predictable” relations...

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The Economist Asks: Ingrida Simonyte

Host Anne McElvoy asks the prime minister of Lithuania if today’s Russia threatens the...

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The Economist Asks: Volodymyr Zelensky

At his headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine’s president tells Zanny Minton Beddoes, The...

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The Economist Asks: What more should the West do to help Ukraine?

As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, Nato and European leaders have pledged to send in...

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The Economist Asks: Andrei Kozyrev

Host Anne McElvoy asks the former Russian foreign minister how war in Ukraine will change...

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The Economist Asks: Malala Yousafzai

Amid the war in Ukraine and a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the Nobel peace-prize laureate...

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The Economist Asks: What will Vladimir Putin do next?

As the war in Ukraine enters a bloodier phase, Anne McElvoy assesses what moves the Russian...

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The Economist Asks: War in Ukraine – what happens next?

Russian tanks have poured into Ukraine in what is all-out war. Host Anne McElvoy asks The...

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The Economist Asks: Ro Khanna

The Democratic congressman for Silicon Valley represents a district home to tech industry titans....

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The Economist Asks: Tim Scott

As the Republican Party prepares for crucial mid-term elections in November, host Anne McElvoy...

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The Economist Asks: will there be war or peace in Ukraine?

Host Anne McElvoy assesses Moscow’s readiness for conflict and Kyiv’s defensive...

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The Economist Asks: Maggie Gyllenhaal

As awards season gets underway, Anne McElvoy asks the Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker how...

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The Economist Asks: Carl Bernstein

The veteran reporter was a teenager when he first walked into a newsroom. He tells Anne McElvoy...

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The Economist Asks: Mandy Patinkin

The Broadway legend has entertained audiences for four decades. He tells Anne McElvoy why he...

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The Economist Asks: Robert Kaplan

The new year presents President Biden with a raft of foreign-policy challenges – from...

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The Economist Asks: 2021

We look back to some of our favourite moments and guests from the past 12 months—featuring...

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