Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Iran protests: can they topple the regime?

Protests in Iran pose the biggest threat to the country’s authoritarian regime in decades. But how does an uprising transform into a revolution? Lessons from Iran’s own history offer some clues. 00:00 - How can Iran’s protests topple the regime? 01:00 - Four factors affect the success of the protests 01:20 - 1. Stronger leadership 02:50 - 2. Resilience 03:55 - 3. The regime cracks 04:55 - 4. International support Sign up to The Economist’s...

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Why Belgium is now the cocaine capital of Europe

With record seizures of cocaine at Belgian ports, the country has become Europe’s cocaine-trafficking capital. As the flow of drugs increases, local authorities are struggling with corruption and violence. 00:00 - Antwerp: Europe’s cocaine trafficking capital 01:48 - How much cocaine gets seized? 03:18 - Why do traffickers choose the port of Antwerp? 05:54 - The entrepreneurial Balkan mafias 07:35 - How do cocaine mafias make a profit? 08:16 -...

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Climate change: can money stop deforestation?

Rampant deforestation has driven economic growth, but accelerates climate change. How do you put a price on trees, to make them worth more alive than dead? Film supported by Bain and Company 00:00 - Can money grow on trees? 00:55 - What Costa Rica can teach us 01:52 - Down with the trees: rapid deforestation around the world 03:15 - Why tree-planting schemes aren’t always the answer 04:24 - Paying for existing trees: carbon credits 06:38 - How to...

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Lula beats Bolsonaro: what happens now?

President Bolsonaro has lost the Brazilian election to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by a razor-thin margin. Will Bolsonaro and his supporters accept the result, and what does Lula’s win mean for Brazil, and for the world? 00:00 - Lula wins the Brazilian election 00:55 - How might Bolsonaro react? 01:50 - What will this mean for Lula? 03:08 - What will this mean for the world? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter:...

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Is Vladimir Putin ill? We investigate

Rumours about Vladimir Putin’s health were circulating before the war in Ukraine. We investigate the claims #russia #Putin #Ukraine #shorts

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Incels: how online extremism is changing

“Incels” are an online community of mostly young men, some of whom promote violent hatred of women. In the online world, violent extremism is evolving in ever more fluid ways — with fatal consequences in the real world. Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP See more from our Now & Next series: https://films.economist.com/nowandnext 00:00 - How the internet is changing violent extremism 01:10 - The radicalisation superhighway 02:50 - The...

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Rishi Sunak: what challenges await Britain’s new PM?

Britain has a new prime minister—again. Rishi Sunak inherits a mountain of problems. The Economist’s Britain editor assesses the challenges Mr Sunak faces. 00:00 - Britain’s new Prime Minister 00:30 - The markets react 01:07 - Public services under pressure 02:34 - Rishi’s balancing act 03:06- Political instability: the ongoing risk Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI For our most recent Britain coverage:...

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How Trump is still damaging American politics

As Donald Trump and his supporters continue to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen, American democracy looks fragile. With election-deniers running for office, and many new voting restrictions, how will the midterm elections shape the playing field for the 2024 presidential election? 00:00 - Democracy is under assault in America 01:38 - Americans are worried about the state of democracy 04:04 - An unprecedented amount of new voting...

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How to draw Vladimir Putin #cartoon #Putin

How do you draw Putin? We asked KAL, our political cartoonist. #cartoon #Putin #shorts #art #politics

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CCP Congress: what will Xi do next?

What's it like to attend the Chinese Communist Party’s most important political meeting? Our correspondent, who was at the opening of the 20th National Congress, explains what it was like and what we might learn about Xi Jinping’s plans for China's future in the coming days 00:00 - What is the Chinese Communist Party congress? 00:38 - Our correspondent’s journey 01:50 - Xi Jinping's speech 02:55 - What else is on the agenda? Sign up to The...

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Brazil elections: the enduring threat of Bolsonaro

President Jair Bolsonaro, the Trump of the Tropics, has undermined democracy, drummed up division and inspired cult-like devotion from his followers. Whether he is re-elected or not, the right-wing populist movement he has unleashed is unlikely to go away. 00:00 - The appeal of Bolsonaro 01:02 - Bolsonaro’s power in Congress 03:20 - Bolsonaro and the gun lobby 05:39 - Bolsonaro’s impact on the environment 07:42 - Bolsonaro’s appeal to evangelical...

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How the Mexican cartels are making profits now

Mexican cartels and criminals are the leading producers of illegal synthetic drugs. This shift is fuelling the latest phase in America’s opioid crisis. 00:00 - The growing market of illicit synthetic drugs 01:05 - Mexico’s booming production of illegal fentanyl 02:22 - The third wave of America's opioid crisis 03:56 - What are the costs of illicit fentanyl production? 04:53 - How is illegal fentanyl manufactured? 05:33 - What is China’s role?...

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Why did the chicken…get so big? #facts #food #shorts

Full video: People eat 65 billion chickens every year. It is the fastest-growing meat product. Yet pound for pound the price of chicken has fallen sharply. How has this happened? #facts #food #shorts

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Brazil’s elections: The Economist interviews Lula

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly known as Lula, is the former leftist president of Brazil and the man taking on Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing incumbent, in the country’s upcoming presidential election. In an exclusive interview with The Economist, Lula discusses his campaign and his plans for Brazil. 00:00 - The man taking on Bolsonaro 00:55 - Violence during the election 02:50 - Lula’s plans to pacify Bolsonaristas 03:46 - Lula on corruption...

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UK economy: is there worse to come?

The British pound has tanked, markets are in crisis and economists worldwide are panicking. What’s happening to the British economy? 00:00 - Britain’s economy is in crisis 00:58 - What happened? 01:31 - What does this mean? 01:51 - How do they fix it? To read more about Britain's economic crisis: https://econ.st/3Rh3o7m For our most recent coverage on Britain’s economy: https://econ.st/3UMZCFG Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter:...

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Who Is Xi Jinping?

This year Xi Jinping is expected to begin a historic third term as president, cementing his status as China’s strongest leader since Mao. The future of China's 1.4 billion people—and perhaps world peace—now depend to a large extent on the mind of one man. So who is President Xi, and what is his vision for China and its place in the world? 00:00 - Who is Xi Jinping? 01:56 - The “princelings” 03:08 - Purge of the CCP 05:33 - Life in Liangjiahe 09:06...

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War in Ukraine: Putin’s speech analysed

On September 21st Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 Russian reservists to strengthen his forces in Ukraine and warned he would use all weapons at his disposal—chillingly warning, "this is not a bluff". Our experts discuss how far he’s willing to go.

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Why hate is fuelling politics

Hate is fuelling politics in America and Britain, as arguments over racial justice, transgender rights and other issues become more polarised. These tribal "culture wars” spell bad news for democracy. Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP 00:00 - Are we becoming more divided? 01:16 - Critical race theory 06:48 - What are culture wars? 11:32 - Transgender rights 17:14 - The effects of social media 19:42 - Policing vs democracy 23:46 - The...

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What is the future of the British monarchy?

In today’s world the idea of the monarchy is outdated, but it thrived under Queen Elizabeth II. The Economist’s Editor-in chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, and Britain correspondent, Catherine Nixey, discuss what the Queen’s death means for the future of the crown. 00:00 - How has Britain reacted to her death? 02:36 - The impact of her death worldwide 03:48 - What is the future of the British monarchy? 04:45 - The new king will face challenges Find...

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Why America’s murder rate has spiked

In 2020 the murder rate in the US rose by nearly 30%—the country’s largest-ever recorded annual increase. It has not fallen significantly since. What is it about America that led to this jump, and what can be done to reduce the violence? 00:00 - America’s murder rate soared in 2020 01:15 - How violence interrupters work to reduce shootings 02:51 - Will the high murder rate become the new normal? 04:26 - What leads to violent crime? 05:28 - Did...

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