The Economist: The week ahead

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Editors and correspondents of The Economist discuss the events shaping the world next week, in the studio and in the field. Published on Economist Radio every Friday.

Afghans vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday, amid Taliban attacks. Will Donald Trump’s shift in strategy at last weaken the extremists? And a by- election in Australia threatens to upend the ruling coalition’s razor-thin majority. Also, can a painting done by computer algorithm be considered art? Jason Palmer hosts Music: "Introducing the Pre-roll"; "Sad Marimba Planet"; "All the Answers"; by Lee Rosevere (CC x 4.0). And "Rain" by Meydän (CC x 4.0).

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