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Biomedical scaffolding: Under construction
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  When it's not so good to share
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:08:26 +0000

Corporate governance: Shareholders at the gates
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A little faster, George? Fly Ti
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:08:25 +0000

GM crops and carbon emissions: Frankenfoods reduce global warming
At a time when agricultural experts are getting hot under the collar about an Indian village whose claims to be smashing rice-growing records have been extolled here and debunked here, it is useful to have a cool global appraisal of th
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:30:03 +0000

Many voices at the table
AS the arctic melts, the politics of the region are hotting up. Today, the arctic council includes Singapore, India and China, among others
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:01:37 +0000

GM foods: Poacher turned gamekeeper
A SPEECH by Mark Lynas has stirred up an intriguing debate both online and off about genetically-modified (GM) foods. Mr Lynas is the author of three well-received books about the environment and was an early anti-GM activist, spending, as he puts it
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:05:09 +0000

Coal in the rich world: The mixed fortunes of a fuel
IN A high-tech world, dirty black
Thu, 03 January 2013 16:05:39 GMT

Europe’s dirty secret: The unwelcome renaissance
But wait—there
Thu, 03 January 2013 16:05:39 GMT

Christmas feast
Feast and famine (along with The Economist newspaper) is taking a short break. Normal service will resume in the first week of the New Year. Meanwhile, to all our reasons: Merry Christmas; Season's Greetings; Happy Holidays; Feliz Navidad
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:38:30 +0000

Money talks: October 29th 2012: Picking up Penguin
OUR correspondents discuss Cynthia Carroll's departure from Anglo American, Penguin's merger with Random House and the failure of corporate governance in Japan
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:44:08 +0000

Genetic medicine: Powering a cure
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The man who must change China F
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:00:58 +0000

News Corporation: Fazed and refused
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The Tories’ barmiest policy Fly
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:26:20 +0000

Keep calm, keep moving.
LEVIATHAN spent the past two days among delegates at a global health-care conference hosted by KPMG, a consultancy. Struck often by the many fiddly differences between health-care systems, the event reminded her that many princ
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:40:38 +0000

Re-thinking its role
SIXTY-SEVEN years after the second world war, Germany still has a uniquely complicated relationship with its soldiers
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:02:33 +0000

We stand ready to help
THE secretary-general of NATO on recent events in Libya and Afghanistan, Syria, and the state of military relations with Russia
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:23:52 +0000

58,500 tonnes of coincidence
IT WAS almost certain
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:49:24 +0000

Paying the price for women
THE pay-gap debate has
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:45:24 +0000

A naked challenge to Lord Leveson
THE waiting for Lord J
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:41:25 +0000

All change at the Beeb
SUCH a soft, pre-Olymp
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:53:24 +0000

Left, right, on target
MILITARY snipers are c
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:21:30 +0000

Fewer nukes, more security
HAVING based much of
Wed, 16 May 2012 16:30:41 +0000

Back to plan B
MAKING the best of a bad job, Philip Hammond, Britain's defence secretary, today reversed, as expected, the decision of his predecessor to buy the carrier (C) variant of Lockheed-M
Thu, 10 May 2012 15:11:18 +0000

Rebranding al-Qaeda
THE docume
Fri, 04 May 2012 07:42:10 +0000

Shareholder activism and the banks: A new kind of outrage
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Chen, China and America Fly Tit
Thu, 03 May 2012 15:00:45 +0000

Can't pay, won't pay
BUDGETS come and go. Tax rises and tax cuts in austere times tend to balance out. But George Osborne's budget today contained a big idea that could help transform Britain's regional reliance on state-funded jobs and boost the sleepy privat
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:20:43 +0000

Why the civil service is home to the new Mona Lotts
DOES Sir Bob Kerslake as the new head of Britain's domestic civil service feel ready for the unvarnished truth about the organisation he heads? Leviathan hopes so: a new survey may make him brace himself. The civil service, once the “safe” car
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:01:25 +0000

Two very different ways to bash Mr Lansley's health bill
A MORE than usually terrifying assault on Andrew Lansley's ragged health and social care bill in the Lancet claims that it is in fact a Trojan horse for private companies taking over key services and ruining the principle that health
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:00:46 +0000

Reading the Taliban
THE secret NATO report on the Taliban leaked to
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:21:17 +0000

Lord Patten ruffles the Beeb's feathers
THE BBC's chairman Lord Patten has had an eventful week. On Monday, he confirmed The Economist's report of two weeks ago (“Auntie's Big Year”) that h
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:15:48 +0000

A (very) sober way of dealing with police leaks
It will not be a lot of fun being a crime reporter in the capital for the foreseeable future. A report by Dame Elizabeth Filkin into relations between hacks and the Metropolitan police paints a dim picture of alcohol-soaked
Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:03:19 +0000

A dose of private funding that's good for the NHS
THE fate of health-care reform since the grand retreats which began in of spring 2011 has been vague. Now Andrew Lansley, the health secretary who spent much of this year defending his sickly Health and Social Care Bill, has returned to launch ano
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:18:05 +0000

Sorry story
WHEN the news came through on November 26th that up to 24 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in a cross-border incident involving American and Afghan forces, your correspondent was at ISAF HQ in Kabul preparing to interview General John Allen, the
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:43:55 +0000

The Olympus scandal: Coming clean
THE aftershocks of this financial temblor will be felt for years to come. Olympus, a Japanese camera maker plagued by an accounting scandal, finally submitted revised earnings statements today. And the financial hit was even more massive than many
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:38:53 +0000

How Dave's Big Society dream turned small
LARGELY unremarked among the greater political dramas, the coalition's Big Society aspirations have undergone a health-check and being found sorely wanting by the public accounts committee, which monitors progress of the big idea. In a report
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:05:13 +0000

Terrible swift sword
IN THIS week's print edition our Lexington columnist considers the prospect of big cuts in America's defence budget, which are due to be triggered as a result of the failure of the supercommittee. Will a legislative accident really cause 
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:48:21 +0000

How not to pay for the party
HOW MUCH should Leviathan fund political parties? Not to the tune of £100m, it seems, as it emerges that the three major parties are about to reject the proposals of the committee on standards in public life, which had been investigating the matte
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:01:21 +0000

The archbishop gets his bank tax in a twist
AMID the messy stand-off of disputatious protestors and hapless administrators in the great sit-in at St Paul's Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury has issued a modest proposal. Dr Rowan Williams has rev
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:08:37 +0000

Hunting the private-sector Snark in Szechuan
YOUR blogger has been released from the delights of following the NHS healthcare bill and British planning arguments and set off to the western Chinese city of Chengdu, to assess the state of private input into the public sector. It started out fe
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 09:03:35 +0000

A day with the tent tendency
THE tent city on the western side of St Paul's Cathedral is thickly carpeted with colourful bivouacs and placards declaring war on bankers, global capitalism and much else besides. “Capitalism is Crisis,” reads the main banner. “Capitalism is
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:32:25 +0000

Fox's legacy
IN THE end, he had to go. Liam Fox is a bouncy, cocky, “nod's as good as a wink” charmer, much loved b
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:54:13 +0000

Can Dave's favourite mandarin break the blockage on reform?
NEVER mind the recently departed defence secretary, Liam Fox—that defenestration was only a matter of time. What is really exercising the custodians of Leviathan in Whitehall this week is the impact of GOD's demise: the early
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:05:59 +0000

Arms control in the fifth domain
THE British foreign secretary's Twitter-borne Q&A on cyberspace was, predictably, less than enlightening. In one tweet William Hague declares: “I agree w/
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:00:28 +0000

The doctors versus Dave—Round two
ROWS about the coalition's health-care reforms come around rather frequently these days. David Cameron cannot be best pleased to find that another tranche of heavy-hitting critics have launched a frontal attack during the Conservative Party confer
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:25:14 +0000

A crippling blow
THE successful drone strike that on September 30th killed Anwar al-Awlaki and at least four other senior operatives from al-Qaeda's Yemen-based franchise (known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninisula, or AQAP) may turn out to be even more signi
Sat, 01 Oct 2011 09:17:29 +0000

Anders Fogh Rasmussen on NATO
The secretary general of NATO on successes in Libya, the role of America and pooling resources to buy expensive kit
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:09:57 +0000

Relationship problems
HAS Admiral Mike Mullen, who retires next month after two terms as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:30:00 +0000

Is the working woman allowed to get rich on screen?
IN THE same week that Theresa May, a senior Conservative, ditched a Labour drive for equal representation on company boards on the grounds that it might "frighten the horses" comes the film release of "I Don't Know How She Does It"—th
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:56:57 +0000

Government spending: Costly contractors
HOW could it possibly cost more for a government agency to hire a private consulting company with its own headquarters, executives, support staff, shareholders and so forth to prepare a bid for a project, compete for the contract, execute the project
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:55:25 +0000

Corporate governance: The doofus factor
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How to save the euro Fly Title:
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:33:15 +0000

Can beheading save the Scottish Tories?
AS IF by sooner had Leviathan blogged on David Cameron's decision to step up the fight to save the union, than the man most likely to lead the Sco
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:30:06 +0000

Mr Cameron has trouble with a modern Scottish Braveheart
WHAT pressing matters are in David Cameron's in-tray as he returns to the autumn fray? Just a few small things, like handling the aftermath of the Libya victory, clearing up the social and criminal-justice mess left by the inner-city summer riots
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:15:19 +0000

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