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The Economist: The week ahead

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Editors and correspondents of The Economist discuss the events shaping the world next week, in the studio and in the field. Published on Economist Radio every Friday.

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The week ahead: Iran 'on notice'

February 24th, 2017

What does the future hold for the Iranian nuclear deal? Our diplomatic editor Matthew Symonds says rather than abrogate it, Donald Trump will instead bow to pressures to enforce the deal more rigorously. Also: Our Lexington columnist reports on a fiery town hall meeting that left him hopeful for American democracy. And the diamond industry loses...

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The week ahead: Out like Flynn

February 17th, 2017

Controversy hit the White House this week after the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn. Our Lexington columnist argues this is one thread in a tangle of scandals involving Russia. Also on the show: how Amal Clooney is using her star power to bring Islamic State to justice. And can America’s alt-right movement develop a female...

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The week ahead: Bibi in DC

February 10th, 2017

Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will visit Donald Trump against a backdrop of rising tensions in the West Bank. Also on the show: With Dutch elections just over a month away, could another populist victory be on the horizon? And how a transgender television star reflects a Chinese society in flux

After 17 hours of intense debate, Parliament voted in favour of a bill allowing for Brexit to begin. Britain editor Tom Wainwright looks ahead to the prime minister's agenda following the vote. Also on the show: David Miliband tells The Economist that President Trump's travel ban will backfire. And how Cubans access apps. Josie Delap hosts.