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.
Creating a monster, Biden gets a boost and AI’s conservation role
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Hell on Earth • Vladimir Putin’s cataclysmic act of war has upended order in Europe – and perhaps the world – for ever. How has it come to this?
We Russians will have to bear our guilt until the doomed regime collapses. For it surely will collapse – the attack on a free Ukraine is the beginning of the end Putin’s crumbling pyramid of power
Bloc slays sacred cows as conflict creates new politics
Countdown to a conflict Why did Russia wage war on Ukraine?
Resistance in a small town that became a big Russian target
The children caught up in a deadly war
The great escape Ukrainians face perilous journeys in bid to flee conflict
Half a million leave homes as war rages
Beijing’s abstention at UN signals an unease with Putin’s methods
This invasion of Ukraine will change the face of Europe for ever
A plan in the pipeline Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?
Numbers game Can AI save the elephant?
‘The police don’t care’ Arab lives destroyed by gun violence
Nuclear flaw Tel Aviv faces shadow war if Iran deal is revived
‘I feel free’ The running club giving flight to girls from Erbil
Mafia scrum A women’s rugby team tackles the Cosa Nostra
One jab to rule them all • What if there were a single shot that could snuff out all Covid variants? The good news is that science is getting closer to a universal vaccine
Putin invasion deepens Republican divide
History maker Landmark nomination fulfils Biden’s promise
Hustle and hype • More and more young people are enticed by the glittering promises of a career in the influencer industry – but it’s usually someone else who’s getting rich
Between the lines • Warsan Shire is poetry’s new superstar, and Beyoncé’s writer of choice; Bernardine Evaristo is a Booker-winning champion of rising talent. They swap notes on class, impostor syndrome and working in front of the TV
Ukraine is democracy’s frontline and a moment of truth for the world
Russia’s president has appalled the world, but the west enabled him Jonathan Freedland
Biden’s groundbreaking supreme court choice is born to her new role Moira Donegan
Post-pandemic, we are not returning to the same ‘normal’ we left Steven Taylor
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS
Peak Peaky • Peaky Blinders, a TV drama about 1920s Birmingham gangsters, has spawned theme pubs, clothing lines and festivals. How did it become such a cross-cultural phenomenon?
Magic and loss • Thao Nguyen Phan has turned her despair at historical injustices in her native Vietnam into paintings, light sculptures and films that dream of a better future
After Naipaul Pankaj Mishra’s latest novel follows the new Indian elite to their Wall Street boardrooms and London penthouses
Man and machine A soldier who lost his legs in Afghanistan examines the technology - and psychology - of the hybrid human
Wheel of fortune How did the wealthy and powerful trading family behind the first truly global business slip into obscurity?
BOOKS OF THE MONTH • Children’s and teens’ roundup – the best new picture books and novels
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