Invincible city

Brexit? Hah! Lockdowns? Shrug! Can nothing stop London?

It has been bouncing back for 2,000 years and counting

Solution or delusion?

Despite the war in Gaza, talk of a two-state solution persists

For there to be any hope, both Israelis and Palestinians need new leaders

For the fatherland

How Putin is reshaping Russia to keep his war-machine running

He is creating a class of wealthy bureaucrats, who are the war’s biggest supporters

Port in a storm

The messier the world gets, the more the UAE seems to thrive

For a tiny country, it has outsize influence

AI did it my way

Now AI can write, sing and act, is it still possible to be a star?

The deal that ended the Hollywood actors’ strike reflects a fear of the technology

Higher for longer

Markets think interest rates could stay high for a decade or more

The economic consequences could be grim

Dread and disagreement

Why Israel’s invasion of Gaza has been delayed

Bibi and his generals are divided

Bibi and the IDF

Israel’s prime minister and its army are damagingly divided

Netanyahu and the generals disagree about how to fight Hamas

Biden’s bandwidth

The overstretched superpower

America could face wars in the Middle East, Ukraine and Taiwan

The scavenger power

Iran’s ayatollahs play the Middle East’s most dangerous game

They want to escalate without triggering full-blown war

The day after

Can the Palestinian Authority control Gaza if Hamas is ousted?

It may be lucky to keep control of the West Bank by the end of this war

Escalation in the Middle East

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE want to keep links with Israel

Are the Abraham accords over?