Briefing

Docks, stocks and many floating barrels

The war in Ukraine has reshaped the world’s fuel markets

The Gulf will be a big winner

Trump’s tropical disciple

Jair Bolsonaro is poised to lose the Brazilian election

He will not go quietly

A house divided

American policy is splitting, state by state, into two blocs

This will have profound implications for the union

Genetic therapy

Gene therapies must become miracles of medicine

Otherwise they might end up a niche treatment for a small number of patients in rich countries

The Nero of Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party is unquestionable

And it is putting his acolytes into offices that control elections

Schafft Deutschland das?

Germany is facing dramatic change in many dimensions all at once

It will not be easy to handle

A dark state

Vladimir Putin is in thrall to a distinctive brand of Russian fascism

That is why his country is such a threat to Ukraine, the West and his own people

Industrial tension

How has Turkey’s economy kept growing despite raging inflation?

Many Turkish businesses are struggling to cope

Peak progressive

Democrats in America are realising they must moderate or die

The prospect of defeat in the mid-terms and beyond is moving many away from their most radical ideas

The all-conquering quaver

As TikTok grows, so does suspicion

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

The long war

Does a protracted conflict favour Russia or Ukraine?

Ukraine is counting on its Western allies; Vladimir Putin is counting on them to lose heart

Nuclear family

Energy security gives climate-friendly nuclear-power plants a new appeal

To make good on it they have to get easier to build