A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes
How to prevent a new war in Congo
Twenty years ago, a war in Congo sucked in bordering countries and claimed more lives than any other conflict since the 1940s. Our cover this week warns that, beset by a failed presidency, a predatory state and violent ethnic militias, Congo is once again stumbling into conflict. It is not too late for the world to do something
Binyamin Netanyahu was poised to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. Instead, accused by the police of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, he is fighting for his political survival
Who is winning the tech race, America or China?
Chinese tech firms were once seen as copycats and industrial spies. Then China was a tech Galapagos, with unique firms that would never spread abroad. Now America fears that China is reaching tech parity. Using ten measures, our Schumpeter columnist gauges which superpower is on top
Women on company boards
Ten years ago Norway introduced the first quotas requiring that, in listed companies, at least 40% of board directors are women. The idea has been widely copied across Europe. Has it worked?