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July 8th 2022
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Abe Shinzo, the champion of Japan

Mr Abe was killed on July 8th. He was the country’s most consequential prime minister in decades


Our interview with Abe Shinzo

Abe Shinzo, an influential but controversial figure

The all-conquering quaver

As TikTok grows, so does suspicion

The Chinese app is bringing competition—and security fears—to social media


Who’s afraid of TikTok?

Private equity

Why leveraged buy-outs are in trouble

This downturn won’t be like the last one

Crisis in the classroom

Governments are ignoring the pandemic’s disastrous effect on education

Neglected pupils will suffer for the rest of their lives

Through a glass darkly

After Johnson, Britain’s relationship with the EU may get worse

Those hoping for an improvement face disappointment


Our Brexit editor picks seven books to help make sense of the issue


What does the future hold for Reliance, India’s biggest firm?

Is it on the verge of a break-up?

Daily chart

Tennis is becoming a more homogeneous game

But matches played on Wimbledon’s grass retain some distinctiveness

Fate unknown

Russia is disappearing vast numbers of Ukrainians

Thousands have vanished into exile, prison or death

Bureaucratic nightmare

“I’m from the Taliban and I’m here to help”

Former fighters and religious clerics are filling Afghanistan’s civil service

To be a pilgrim

Gaming the haj, from the comfort of home

A role-play game allows everyone to imagine one of the world’s great journeys

Checks and Balance

How will the Democrats weather the next recession?

Our weekly podcast on democracy in America. This week, we explore why inflation is so politically perilous for the left

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