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Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer is a technology reporter, editor of Espresso, and host of The Intelligence on Economist Radio.


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In like a Leyen: the European Commission’s new president
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The Intelligence
Ursula von der Leyen has a tough task ahead, pressing a broad agenda in a fragmented European Parliament. We take a look at the vast international collaboration that is weather prediction, where it’s heading and how climate change could make it harder. And, why the villages of Japan are where to head if you love getting close to bears.Additional sound by Solostud at Freesound.org. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
At stake, chips: Japan-South Korea trade spat
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The Intelligence
A dispute about industrial chemicals reveals tensions that have remained unresolved since the second world war—and threatens the global electronics market. In the Indian state of Assam, a trumped-up rule on citizenship singles out Muslims for detention and deportation. And, a look at why American and European working hours have diverged so much. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Tip of the ICE work: the immigration raids that weren’t
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The Intelligence
There was little evidence this weekend of the widespread immigration raids long promised by President Donald Trump. But his campaign of sowing fear seems to be working. Many of China’s infrastructure projects in Africa have been costly flops, and China is tightening its purse strings. Also, Colombia’s centuries-old ceremonies under the influence of a hallucinogenic brew are bringing in tourists and new problems. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Tsai hopes: Taiwan’s president on tour
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The Intelligence
The delicate diplomatic dance that America is performing during Tsai Ing-Wen’s visit hints at the island’s strategic importance. Two of the deadly blazes of Australia’s “Black Saturday” were deliberately set; we ask what makes someone start fires. And, the hunt for a cheap holiday read in France: by law books must be sold at full price, but sellers are finding ways around that. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Unspeakable truths: Britain’s US ambassador
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The Intelligence
The “special relationship” has been strained this week, following the leak of frank diplomatic cables. The conditions of Sir Kim Darroch’s departure are a window into both Britain’s current politics and its future. International development projects don’t always work, and often the problem is scale: what works for a few may not work for many. And, why, in a country with a riot of regional accents, do almost all British politicians sound the same?  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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