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The Economist today Friday, June 19th 2020.

The pandemic has shown that Amazon is essential—but vulnerable.

Jeff Bezos’s vision of a world shopping online is coming true faster than ever. But the job of running Amazon hasn’t got any easier.

Can Amazon keep growing like a youthful startup?

The new world disorder.

If America pulls back from global institutions, other powers must step forward.

Details from John Bolton’s book are damning for Donald Trump.

The former national security adviser accuses the president of asking China for help to win a second term and kowtowing to authoritarians.

An outbreak in Beijing of covid-19 is causing alarm.

It is a setback for a government that thought it had conquered the virus.

Buttonwood: To understand the new wave of small investors, look to China.

Speculation is as old as the hills, but you can count on some variations.

Most Americans do not want to “defund” the police.

But they support other reforms.

French urbanites fuss about rustic noises and smells.

Some second-home owners have sued over loud livestock and church bells.

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The new world disorder.

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India and China have their first deadly clashes in 45 years.

How SARS-CoV-2 causes disease and death in covid-19.

America’s Supreme Court protects LGBT workers against discrimination.

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Fighting in the Sahel has forced 1.7m people from their homes.

Jihadists are only partly to blame.


Sound reasoning on current affairs, business and finance, science and technology, and global issues.

In context: The future of cities.

Great cities after the pandemic.

How much harm has covid-19 done to large Western cities?

Covid-19 challenges New York’s future.

Cities around the world, take heed.

The coronavirus might not change cities as much as previous pandemics.

Europe is edging towards making post-car cities a reality.

Special report: The new world disorder.

Global leadership is missing in action.

Seventy-five years ago the world’s leaders designed the peace even as they fought the war. Today’s leaders need to do something similar, says Daniel Franklin.

Who runs the world?

As America gets tired, China gets busy.

The UN has too much on its plate.

The clock is ticking for nuclear arms control.

The UN’s structures built in 1945 are not fit for 2020, let alone beyond it.

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