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The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London. It has been in continuous publication since James Wilson established it in September 1843. As of 2006, its average circulation topped one million copies a week, about half of which are sold in North America.Consequently it is often seen as a transatlantic (as opposed to solely British) news source.
IN THIS ISSUE
Iraq: Iraq starts to fix itself
Its people are still suffering monstrously, but Iraq is doing far better than it was only a few months ago.
Colombia: The end of illusion and the last guerrilla
A war may be ending in Latin America. But fixing the peace terms will be hard.
Turkey: A tragedy in the making
The likelihood of a ban on the ruling party is growing. It would be a disastrous mistake.
The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank: Hawk alert
Central bankers are talking tough. They may be talking themselves into trouble.
Executive pay: Let the fight begin
Give shareholders a vote on pay; but don't let others interfere.
Global markets: Too hot or too cold?
Investors are caught between the desire for growth and the fear of inflation.
Consumer fuel cells: In search of forever
As a source of power for cars, fuel cells have been a disappointment. For laptops and mobile phones, they are just about to take off.