Globalisation: The New Future of the West

The world’s economic elite gathers in Davos, while the UK is still clouded in Brexit uncertainty and populist authoritarians rise in a digital age. Is this the new future of the west? Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis.

Elites must consider their responsibility for the worldwide resurgence of strongmen

A fundamental restructuring is required to reboot democracy for the digital age

Saving the planet becomes a growing part of the conversation at the World Economic Forum

Letter From Andrew Mitchell, London, UK

Aachen accord offers no big advance to EU’s indispensable friendship 

As the eurozone joins the slowdown, first-quarter growth will be weak

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As fears grow of a return to customs checks, the FT follows a British driver on his tightly scheduled journey across the continent

Economies that see disproportionate benefits go to one group and leave others behind threaten our democracies

Internal divisions are less powerful than the external pressures keeping members together