Speaking of goat rodeos

America’s Republicans cannot agree on a speaker. Good

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

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

The Middle East

Only America can save Israel and Gaza from greater catastrophe

Iran, Russia and China are profiting from the mayhem

A brush with Basel

Why America’s banks need more capital

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

At last, good news

Poland shows that populists can be beaten

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

Israel’s ground offensive

To save Palestinian lives in Gaza, open the crossing into Egypt

Antony Blinken’s shuttle diplomacy urgently needs to succeed. Here is how


Large parts of Asia are getting old before they get rich

Even poor countries must start planning for an ageing population

The case to STAy

America and China should keep doing research together

Republicans are wrong to want to scrap the Science and Technology Agreement

The Middle East

Will Israel’s agony and retribution end in chaos or stability?

Much depends on its offensive in Gaza—and its politicians and neighbours

Putting the lean into clean

How to deal with the global anti-climate backlash

Minimise the cost and hassle that green policies impose on households

A bad example

Europe should not copy Bidenomics

It needs a deeper, greener single market—not more state handouts

War in the Middle East

The lessons from Hamas’s assault on Israel

Two decades of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians have gone up in flames