This week’s cover: as Syria disintegrates, it threatens the entire Middle East. The outside world needs to act before it is too late.

This week’s cover: as Syria disintegrates, it threatens the entire Middle East. The outside world needs to act before it is too late.

Next week a bevy of bright minds join Economist editors in London to talk technology. Do register for the live webcast, if you’d like to take part from afar.

Next week a bevy of bright minds join Economist editors in London to talk technology. Do register for the live webcast, if you’d like to take part from afar.

Tomorrow’s cover today: even as another nuclear provocation looms, hope glimmers for the world’s most oppressed people.

Tomorrow’s cover today: even as another nuclear provocation looms, hope glimmers for the world’s most oppressed people.

Tomorrow’s cover today: politicians from both right and left could learn from the Nordic countries.

Tomorrow’s cover today: politicians from both right and left could learn from the Nordic countries.

Daily chart: where is most plastic surgery performed? America is home to more cosmetic enhancement than anywhere else, but accounting for population South Korea, Greece and Italy are the biggest primpers and preeners.

Daily chart: where is most plastic surgery performed? America is home to more cosmetic enhancement than anywhere else, but accounting for population South Korea, Greece and Italy are the biggest primpers and preeners.

Ordinary folk trust Davos Man no more than they would a lobbyist for the Worldwide Federation of Weasels.
A survey by Edelman, a public-relations firm, finds that only 18% of people trust business leaders to tell the truth. For political leaders, the figure is 13%.
Our cover in Britain: in promising a referendum on Europe, the prime minister is taking a punt.

Our cover in Britain: in promising a referendum on Europe, the prime minister is taking a punt.

The Arirang mass games in Pyongyang, North Korea, are the largest and most bombastic exercise of state propaganda in the world. These photos from Jeremy Hunter, a British photojournalist, offer a unique window on the world’s last hereditary Stalinist regime.

The Arirang mass games in Pyongyang, North Korea, are the largest and most bombastic exercise of state propaganda in the world. These photos from Jeremy Hunter, a British photojournalist, offer a unique window on the world’s last hereditary Stalinist regime.

KAL’s cartoon: this week, choppy waters.

KAL’s cartoon: this week, choppy waters.

Tomorrow’s cover today: the real danger is that the world turns its back on another poor place threatened by jihadists.

Tomorrow’s cover today: the real danger is that the world turns its back on another poor place threatened by jihadists.