The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
The Only pocket we’re in is yours.
A last hope for peace, engineering glory and a musical refrain
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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The last hope • A long-mooted two-state solution between Israel and Palestine could offer a path to peace after the bloodiest fighting in decades. But how might it look – and would the will still exist to achieve it?
Partition, uprisings and failed diplomacy • A history of unrest
‘Get them out’ Hostages’ families call for concessions to secure release
Dance of death By derailing peace, Israel’s hardliners and Hamas aid each other
Freedom, but no peace Life on the Kherson frontline
Kyiv rebukes general over claim war is at a stalemate
Mone admits involvement with ‘VIP lane’ PPE firm
Chaos theory Johnson will struggle to reverse account of his Covid reign • Inquiry evidence stacks up against former PM, in repeated references to him being out of control and indecisive
Summit highs Existential threats and a new forum for diplomacy
The hope and perils of an AI revolution • Africa lags behind as a global AI power, but is beginning to realise the technology’s potential – good and bad
‘All we can do now is run away’ Is time up for the sinking islands of San Bernardo? • Islanders on this archipelago live only a few metres above sea level, while authorities fail to take action as climate change brings oblivion closer each year
Border zone reimagined as a path towards peace • A new tourist trail offers hikers a radical view across the 38th parallel, 75 years after war cut Korea in two
Ground dispute How a rusting wreck became a geopolitical flashpoint
Star trek Strap in for an interstellar tour • An imaginary 23rd-century spaceship trip to the edge of the Milky Way offers new perspectives on the wonders of space
One year out, most US voters don’t want Trump or Biden
Indigenous ancestry row tarnishes singer’s legacy
Magnificent megastructures • Utilitarian as they may be, some civic projects are so monumental they approach the sublime. And one of the most elegant is a power station hidden away inside a mountain in the glorious landscape of north Wales
The sparring game • Louis Theroux’s charm and cheek made him one of the best interviewers in the business. Will he take it on the chin when Zoe Williams turns the tables?
Germany’s admirable bond with Israel is becoming a straitjacket
Is it right or wrong to post about conflict on social media?
How can we ‘trust the science’ when advisers are used by ministers?
Ukraine needs the west to stay the course, even as a winter stalemate sets in
WRITE TO US
A master’s profound coda • A virtual concert by Ryuichi Sakamoto has captivated audiences. Its creator, Todd Eckert, talks about working with the Japanese composer, who died in March
Sonic boom: how classic game got its legs back • The hedgehog’s longtime caretaker, Takashi Iizuka, talks about going back to the 90s for new game Sonic Superstars – and the blue blur’s rivalry with Mario
Women’s ways of seeing get their due • A bold new show in Madrid puts a female canon of artists into a maledominated narrative that ignored or erased their contribution
Patterns in time • A fragmentary tale of love and memory that...