The Economist asks

The Economist asks

The Economist Asks: Fiona Hill

How should President Joe Biden deal with President Vladimir Putin? At a point of “acute confrontation”...

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The Economist Asks: Herbert Diess

When will the electric car rule the road? Herbert Diess, the chief executive of Germany's Volkswagen Group, talks to...

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The Economist Asks: Christine Lagarde

What next for the euro area? Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank and the former head of the...

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The Economist Asks: Heather Cox Richardson

What does American history tell us about politics now? Anne McElvoy asks the professor at Boston College and author...

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The Economist Asks: What happened in Wuhan?

A year ago the Chinese city of 11 million people cut itself off to contain the spread of a deadly virus. Hao Wu, the...

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The Economist Asks: Cindy McCain

Can President Biden revive bipartisanship in America? Anne McElvoy asks the widow of Republican Senator John McCain...

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The Economist Asks: Jimmy Wales

As Wikipedia turns 20, we ask its founder Jimmy Wales how “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”...

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The Economist Asks: Margaret MacMillan

After the shocking scenes in Washington DC this week, we ask war historian Margaret MacMillan if violence is an...

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The Economist Asks: Misty Copeland

Was the first black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre earlier denied roles because of her skin colour?...

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The Economist Asks: What next for Germany after Merkel?

Anne McElvoy asks the former German ambassador to the US, Wolfgang Ischinger, if America can still be relied upon as...

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The Economist Asks: Joseph Henrich

How stable is the West? Professor Joseph Henrich, chair of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, says...

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The Economist Asks: Viggo Mortensen

The actor, best known for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, talks about directing his first feature...

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The Economist Asks: Nigella Lawson

The British chef, author and host of television show “Cook, Eat, Repeat”, tells Anne McElvoy how to...

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The Economist Asks: Sonia Friedman

The West End and Broadway producer says visiting closed theatres during the lockdown brought her to tears. Now that...

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The Economist Asks: Jim Clyburn

Nicknamed “the kingmaker”, the South Carolina congressman and civil-rights activist set Joe Biden on his...

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The Economist Asks: The Lincoln Project

President Trump is on course to lose his re-election bid albeit with the second-highest number of votes ever...

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The Economist Asks: John Bolton

Whether Trump wins or loses the election, what next for the Republicans? The President’s former national...

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The Economist Asks: Brené Brown

The Texan research professor, podcaster and adviser to CEOs explains how to preserve mental health in the covid-19...

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The Economist Asks: Martin Amis

The British novelist tells host Anne McElvoy how anyone can become “an expert on words”. She asks Amis,...

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The Economist Asks: Fareed Zakaria & John Micklethwait

Which countries passed and failed "the great covid test"? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and John Micklethwait, the...

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