Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

The biggest bank heist in history (and why you’ve never heard of it)

In 2022 news broke that $2.5bn had been stolen in Iraq, the biggest bank heist ever. Nicolas Pelham, The Economist's Middle East correspondent, follows the money 01:41 - The investigation begins 02:28 - Where did the money come from? 03:55- Who was Nur Zuheir? 04:29 - Following the trail in Baghdad 08:11- Corruption in Iraq 13:21 - The government changes course 15:46 - Who is complicit, really? 16:50 - What happened to the money? Artwork based...

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Israeli democracy: what does the right wing want?

After months of protest over reforms to the judicial system, many Israelis fear democracy is under threat. As the crisis grows, we explore what exactly Binyamin Netanyahu’s government is trying to achieve, and who is actually in charge of the chaos-stricken country. 00:00 - what does the Israeli right want? 00:59 - why the latest bill threatens democracy in Israel 02:00 - who is really in charge? 02:35 - the long term goals of the Israeli right...

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Inside El Salvador’s war on crime

President Nayib Bukele’s brutal crackdown on crime has dramatically reduced the murder rate and won him favour with the public, but what’s the true cost of his war on gangs? The Economist’s deputy editor, Robert Guest, reports from El Salvador on how Bukele is using the fight against crime to amass power. 00:00 - Inside president Bukele’s crackdown 02:25 - How the public and the prisoners’ families have reacted 03:55 - El Salvador’s security...

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What causes inflation and why can it damage the economy?



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Fertility crisis: why IVF isn’t working

More and more women are using IVF to try to get pregnant. But it is painful, expensive and often does not work. Could new, more radical technologies eventually provide an answer? 00:00 - The female biological clock 01:20 - In vitro fertilisation 04:29 - Egg freezing 09:11 - In vitro gametogenesis 13:10 - What does the future look like? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI Read the full report here:...

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Wall Street’s king, Jamie Dimon, on the US presidency

CEO of America’s largest and most successful bank, JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon heads up a globe-spanning operation worth more than $400BN. In this film Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief of The Economist, probes his public-policy ideas–from US-China relations to Bidenomics–and hears his plans for the future. 00:00 - Jamie Dimon, the king of Wall St 00:50 - Jamie Dimon on Sino-US relations 06:25 - Jamie Dimon on US leadership 09:53 - The...

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The future of war

New technology is transforming the way wars are fought, and not just in Ukraine. As tension increases between China and America over Taiwan, what does the future of war look like? 00:00 Lessons from the Ukraine war 01:03 How drones are shaping war 04:40 Starlink is a lifeline for soldiers 06:15 Why China fears Starlink 07:25 The role of AI in wars of the future 10:15 Defence spending on AI 10:50 Concerns about algorithmic warfare 12:55...

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Ukraine war: will China be the real winner?

As war grinds on in Ukraine, and Zelensky vies for dominance, it is possible there may only be one true winner: China's leader Xi Jinping. But why could China come out on top? The Economist's Beijing bureau chief explains. 00:00 - China: Ukraine’s real winner? 00:40 - China claims to be neutral 01:32 - Both sides need China’s support 02:52 - Russia’s loss would be China’s gain Like our video content? Take part in our audience research to tell us...

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Mutiny in Russia: why is it so significant?

The mutiny in Russian, led by Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, has exposed chaos in the military command but what does it mean for the Ukraine war, Putin and the world? 00:00 - Prigozhin mutinies 01:02 - What it means for the war 02:23 - What it means for Putin 03:18 - What it means for the world Like our video content? Take part in our audience research to tell us why: https://econ.st/3Ptio4z Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter:...

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War in Ukraine: inside Russia’s divided military elite

With Ukraine’s counteroffensive under way, infighting has broken out within Russia’s military elite. How will Ukraine’s successes on the battleground deepen divisions in Moscow? 00:00 - The infighting has begun 00:31 - The reaction from Russia’s elite 01:46 - Prigozhin expresses discontent 04:11 - The infighting might intensify Like our video content? Take part in our audience research to tell us why: https://econ.st/3Ptio4z Sign up to The...

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War in Ukraine: Tracking the fighting with satellites

With Ukraine’s counter-offensive shrouded in secrecy and Russian-controlled territory impenetrable, can satellite data help you see into a war zone? The Economist’s Senior data journalist, Sondre Ulvund Solstad, breaks down how he uses fires to track the fighting. 00:51 - Our model explained 02:28 - Ukraine Fire Tracker Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI To see our Ukraine fires tracker:...

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Why India’s diaspora is so powerful

India has the largest diaspora in the world. But that isn't the only reason why Indian migrants are so influential—in business, science and diplomacy. 00:00 - Why India’s diaspora matters 00:28 - Size 01:20 - Power 02:11 - Diplomacy Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI India’s diaspora is bigger and more influential than any in history: https://econ.st/3J6sp3V Indian firms are flocking to the United Arab...

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How do banks actually create money? We explain



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The secrecy surrounding Ukraine’s counter-offensive

How well, or badly, is Ukraine’s counter-offensive going? The country’s generals don’t want you to know

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Can Ukraine’s counter-offensive succeed?

As Ukraine's long awaited counter-offensive finally begins, The Economist’s Russia and Eastern Europe editor, Arkady Ostrovsky, explores Ukrainian ambitions and strategies. 00:00 - the counter-offensive has begun 00:34 - strategic aims 01:13 - military aims 02:10 - political risks Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI The counteroffensive appears to have begun: https://econ.st/3IYpgDe For our latest Ukraine...

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Can being thinner make women richer?

Across the developed world, the richer people are, the thinner they tend to be—but the correlation between wealth and weight holds only for women. Why? Alice Fulwood, The Economist’s Wall Street correspondent, reveals the secret economics of thinness. Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI Read more about the secret economics of thinness: https://econ.st/43fAo6x For our summer reads: https://econ.st/43fRtgY Could...

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What is the peace dividend?



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Generative AI: what is it good for?

Generative AI is the technology behind the wave of new online tools used by millions around the world. As the technology is ever more widely deployed, what are its current strengths and its weaknesses? 00:00 - What is generative AI? 00:46 - Breakthroughs and take-up of the technology 02:03 - Strengths 03:32 - Weaknesses Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI How to invest in AI: https://econ.st/3IF8EA7 Find more...

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Heatwaves: how hot can it get?

Heatwaves are becoming more frequent, more intense and more deadly. But what is a heatwave, why are they so dangerous and how are they affected by climate change? 00:00 - What are heatwaves? 01:40 - How do heatwaves form? 05:28 - How heatwaves kill 08:40 - How to prepare for heatwaves 10:17 - What is the impact of climate change? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI Can Kolkata’s street life survive India’s...

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