Oct 21st 2023

Where will this end?


The Middle East

Only America can save Israel and Gaza from greater catastrophe

Iran, Russia and China are profiting from the mayhem

Speaking of goat rodeos

America’s Republicans cannot agree on a speaker. Good

How the GOP could yet, inadvertently, further the national interest

At last, good news

Poland shows that populists can be beaten

A victory for the rule of law in the heart of Europe

A brush with Basel

Why America’s banks need more capital

Though imperfect, regulators’ plans are necessary to keep the system safe

Polishing the crown jewels

How to make Britain’s health service AI-ready

The NHS should clean up and open up its data. Patients will benefit


On life sciences, motorists, invisible spouses, wealth management, longevity, Nobel prizes, brevity

Letters to the editor

By Invitation


No place for a war

As Israel’s invasion of Gaza nears, the obstacles get more daunting

It must avoid a second front, protect civilians and save hostages while fighting at close quarters

Israel’s war on Hamas

Mapping the destruction in Gaza

At least 4.3% of the enclave’s buildings appear to have been destroyed

When the shooting stops

Israel’s four unpalatable options for Gaza’s long-term future

The path to Israel’s preferred outcome is littered with obstacles

The coming ground invasion

Is Israel acting within the laws of war?

Even lawful evacuations and attacks on Hamas will exact a heavy civilian toll in Gaza

Maelstrom in the Middle East

The Arab world thinks differently about this war

But Israel’s evidence about a hospital strike still carries little weight

Tunnel vision

Hamas tunnels under Gaza will be a key battlefield for Israel

Underground warfare is terrifying, claustrophobic and slow



United States

Middle East & Africa

The Americas




Thrivers in India

Meet India’s mega-wealthy

Finance & economics

Science & technology


Economic & financial indicators

The Economist explains

The Economist explains

What is Palestinian Islamic Jihad?