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Features

The friendly Mr Wu

The weakest link in America’s national security may not be foreign technology but its own people. Mara Hvistendahl traces the story of the single mother who sold out to China

The rise of PTSD

It has never been easier to talk about trauma. But does society’s openness have costs as well as benefits? Jesse Singal explores the best way to deal with distress

Inside the box

Fiammetta Rocco meets the Norwegian social worker whose rage at racism turned her into an Instagram artist

Trapped in Iran

In July 2019 Nicolas Pelham, The Economist’s Middle East correspondent, received a rare journalist’s visa to Iran. On the day he was due to fly home, he was detained

Death in the Alps

Two planes from the same airline crashed in the same spot in the Alps, 16 years apart. Now the melting ice is releasing their secrets. Simon Akam travels to Chamonix to meet the investigator who believes the truth has been buried

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