Queen Elizabeth II: her reign in numbers

Queen Elizabeth II: her reign in numbers

Queen Elizabeth II has died. Her 70-year reign was the longest of any British monarch—and spanned a period in which the world has radically changed. This is the story of her remarkable reign in numbers. 00:00 – Queen Elizabeth II:…

Will Trump be president again?

Will Trump be president again?

Despite losing in 2020, Donald Trump has managed to strengthen his grip on the Republican Party. Will he run again for president—and if so, could he win? 00:00 – Will Trump run again? 01:47 – Do Republicans want Trump back?…

The Saudi prince: how dangerous is MBS?

The Saudi prince: how dangerous is MBS?

Muhammad bin Salman, or MBS—the millennial crown prince of Saudi Arabia—appears increasingly invincible. With the war in Ukraine disrupting energy supplies, Western leaders are eager to get their hands on his oil. But should they worry about the young prince’s…

Taiwan: will there be war?

Taiwan: will there be war?

The uneasy status-quo between China and Taiwan, which has existed for seven decades, is looking more fragile than ever. Is war inevitable? 00:00 – Threat to Taiwan’s peace 00:38 – Are we closer to war? 01:47 – China’s growing power…

High inflation: what you need to know

High inflation: what you need to know

In many countries, inflation is at its highest level since the early 1980s, and consumers are feeling the pinch. What can be done to bring it under control? 00:00 – Global inflation is rising again 00:24 – What is inflation?…

Alien life: are we about to find it?

Alien life: are we about to find it?

The thought of finding alien life has fascinated people since the time of the ancient Greeks—but developments in astrobiology could be about to turn this possibility into reality. How do you hunt for life beyond Earth—and might this be the…

War in Ukraine: how has the world changed? | The Economist

War in Ukraine: how has the world changed? | The Economist

It’s been more than three months since Russian tanks rolled across the border into Ukraine. The global impact—from the isolation of Russia to the hit on the world economy—has been far-reaching. Our experts explain how the invasion has fundamentally changed…

Will Sudan and Ethiopia go to war? | The Economist

Will Sudan and Ethiopia go to war? | The Economist

Recent events have revived a century-old border dispute between Ethiopia and Sudan over al-Fashaga—a fertile region that both countries claim as their own. Could these tensions throw the entire region into conflict? 00:00 – The border dispute: Sudan and Ethiopia…

War in Ukraine: the emerging global food crisis | The Economist

War in Ukraine: the emerging global food crisis | The Economist

The impact of the war in Ukraine is spreading across the world — global food supplies are now threatened. The Economist’s experts consider the consequences, and discuss how the addition of Finland and Sweden will change the NATO alliance. 0:00…

Why oligarchs choose London for their dirty money | The Economist

Why oligarchs choose London for their dirty money | The Economist

Britain is one of the best places in the world to launder dirty money. Our new film tells you why—and asks whether that’s likely to change. 00:00 – Welcome to Londongrad 01:07 – Londongrad by design: a history 04:28 -…

War in Ukraine: why is Russia’s army so weak? | The Economist

War in Ukraine: why is Russia’s army so weak? | The Economist

As Russia celebrates Victory Day, our defence correspondent considers why the Russian army has performed so badly in Ukraine. 00:00 – The poor performance of Russia’s armed forces in Ukraine 00:40 – Why has the Russian army struggled in Ukraine?…

Abortion and the Supreme Court: what’s at stake? | The Economist

Abortion and the Supreme Court: what’s at stake? | The Economist

A leaked draft opinion suggests the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the right to abortion in America. If this ruling goes ahead, women’s rights are in danger. 00:00 – Abortion rights are under threat 00:45 – Why the leak…