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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

By Monocle

​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

  1. 1.
    Explainer 133: What is the significance of Mexico City’s mariachi murders? 19 September 2018
    5:12
  2. 2.
    Brazil’s baffling ballot15 September 2018
    29:16
  3. 3.
    Explainer 132: The EU vs Viktor Orban12 September 2018
    6:44
  4. 4.
    What does Brexit mean for British Overseas Territories?8 September 2018
    28:18
  5. 5.
    Explainer 131: Korean train diplomacy5 September 2018
    4:47
  6. 6.
    Is Kosovo's border in the right place?1 September 2018
    31:13
  7. 7.
    Explainer 130: Iran: parliament vs president29 August 2018
    5:28
  8. 8.
    Global leaders: Narendra Modi25 August 2018
    29:37
  1. 9.
    Explainer 129: The people vote again?22 August 2018
    5:13
  2. 10.
    Global leaders: Miguel Díaz-Canel18 August 2018
    28:59
  3. 11.
    Explainer 128: Pacific Islands Forum15 August 2018
    4:28
  4. 12.
    Global leaders: Theresa May11 August 2018
    29:20
  5. 13.
    Explainer 127: What does Ontario’s new premier tell us about politics in Canada?8 August 2018
    6:35
  6. 14.
    Global leaders: Benjamin Netanyahu4 August 2018
    32:41
  7. 15.
    Explainer 126: Nine-Fairfax – merger or takeover?1 August 2018
    6:05
  8. 16.
    Airline soft power28 July 2018
    27:53
  9. 17.
    Explainer 125: Who’s fighting who in the Golan Heights?25 July 2018
    6:42
  10. 18.
    Pakistan’s election: a turning point?21 July 2018
    29:21
  11. 19.
    Explainer 124: Why is Spain digging up its past?18 July 2018
    4:11
  12. 20.
    Scotus: how long can it stay impartial?14 July 2018
    29:11
  13. 21.
    Explainer 123: Brexit: what the heck is going on now?11 July 2018
    6:20
  14. 22.
    A world without Nato?7 July 2018
    28:53
  15. 23.
    Explainer 122: Trudeau’s town-hall strategy4 July 2018
    9:52
  16. 24.
    Why are we still scared of immigration?30 June 2018
    29:01
  17. 25.
    Explainer 121: Who does Hong Kong support in the World Cup?27 June 2018
    4:47
  18. 26.
    An Ethiopian Spring?23 June 2018
    29:31
  19. 27.
    Explainer 120: Separating families – is the White House right to blame lawmakers?21 June 2018
    5:54
  20. 28.
    Do we still need international summits?16 June 2018
    28:05
  21. 29.
    Explainer 119: Who is really going to win the World Cup?13 June 2018
    4:59
  22. 30.
    Who is killing Mexico's mayors?9 June 2018
    28:49
  23. 31.
    Explainer 118: Why is Bashar al-Assad going to North Korea?6 June 2018
    5:23
  24. 32.
    Do sanctions really work?2 June 2018
    28:28
  25. 33.
    Explainer 117: What does a high-speed railway project have to do with diplomacy in Southeast Asia?30 May 2018
    3:54
  26. 34.
    EU enlargement: one out, who’s in? 26 May 2018
    29:58
  27. 35.
    Explainer 116: Does the student press still matter? 23 May 2018
    6:13
  28. 36.
    Does China really want to rule the world?19 May 2018
    29:27
  29. 37.
    Explainer 115: Why are there so many international summits?16 May 2018
    5:44
  30. 38.
    Hezbollah: what does it want now?12 May 2018
    29:33
  31. 39.
    Explainer 114: Malaysia’s election – a depressing choice9 May 2018
    4:47
  32. 40.
    The Iran nuclear deal: does Trump have any better ideas?5 May 2018
    28:02
  33. 41.
    Explainer 113: Is Taiwan running out of friends?2 May 2018
    5:23
  34. 42.
    Macron: one year on28 April 2018
    29:07
  35. 43.
    Explainer 112: Armenia protests: what they want and when they want it25 April 2018
    4:46
  36. 44.
    The price of inaction: Syria and what happens when we do nothing21 April 2018
    29:28
  37. 45.
    Explainer 111: The Summits of the Americas18 April 2018
    6:23
  38. 46.
    The Commonwealth: a members' club worth joining?14 April 2018
    29:17
  39. 47.
    Explainer 110: Why has Trump sent troops to the southern border?11 April 2018
    5:19
  40. 48.
    Who wins in a trade war?7 April 2018
    29:32
  41. 49.
    Explainer 109: What does China’s recent success mean for Taiwan?4 April 2018
    4:59
  42. 50.
    Anti-semitism: the eternal lunacy31 March 2018
    29:15
  43. 51.
    Explainer 108: Not cricket28 March 2018
    5:47
  44. 52.
    Dropping the gun?24 March 2018
    28:55
  45. 53.
    Explainer 107: Will Shinzo Abe become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister?21 March 2018
    5:17
  46. 54.
    The Russian threat to democracy17 March 2018
    29:29
  47. 55.
    Explainer 106: Why does Bolivia want the world's biggest flag?14 March 2018
    5:47
  48. 56.
    Full up?10 March 2018
    29:53
  49. 57.
    Explainer 105: Why Canada doesn’t have budget air travel8 March 2018
    4:43
  50. 58.
    Why Italy’s election matters3 March 2018
    28:39
  51. 59.
    Explainer 104: Who’s who in Hong Kong’s by-election?28 February 2018
    6:31
  52. 60.
    Korea opportunities24 February 2018
    28:35
  53. 61.
    Explainer 103: Why are Portugal and Angola arguing again?21 February 2018
    5:01
  54. 62.
    South Africa after Zuma – what next?17 February 2018
    28:43
  55. 63.
    Explainer 102: Why is US infrastructure in such a mess?14 February 2018
    5:01
  56. 64.
    Whose side is Turkey on?10 February 2018
    29:18
  57. 65.
    Explainer 101: Sporting unity7 February 2018
    4:57
  58. 66.
    Fighting season3 February 2018
    28:47
  59. 67.
    Explainer 100: How should we speak of the unspeakable?31 January 2018
    6:08
  60. 68.
    Citizenship for sale27 January 2018
    29:16
  61. 69.
    Explainer 99: Call it a day? 24 January 2018
    5:31
  62. 70.
    Donald Trump: one down, three to go20 January 2018
    30:02
  63. 71.
    Explainer 98: Disputed definition17 January 2018
    4:52
  64. 72.
    The evolution of protest13 January 2018
    29:51
  65. 73.
    Explainer 97: Where is the Republican resistance?10 January 2018
    6:41
  66. 74.
    National anthems6 January 2018
    30:29
  67. 75.
    Reasons to be cheerful in 201830 December 2017
    25:45
  68. 76.
    The world in 201723 December 2017
    28:56
  69. 77.
    Explainer 96: South Africa’s next president20 December 2017
    5:34
  70. 78.
    Alabama shakes?16 December 2017
    29:18
  71. 79.
    Explainer 95: Why is Saudi Arabia liberalising?13 December 2017
    4:50
  72. 80.
    Yemen after Saleh9 December 2017
    28:53
  73. 81.
    Bonus: David Miliband on refugees8 December 2017
    18:12
  74. 82.
    Explainer 94: Canada’s First Nations7 December 2017
    6:25
  75. 83.
    Post-Putin Russia2 December 2017
    38:01
  76. 84.
    Explainer 93: Is India losing its influence in Nepal? 29 November 2017
    6:03
  77. 85.
    Zimbabwe after Mugabe: now what?25 November 2017
    30:23
  78. 86.
    Explainer 92: What next for Angela Merkel?22 November 2017
    5:06
  79. 87.
    Does Japan need a military?18 November 2017
    29:08
  80. 88.
    Explainer 91: Should Democrats be feeling confident?16 November 2017
    5:45
  81. 89.
    Trouble in the House of Saud11 November 2017
    28:05
  82. 90.
    Explainer 90: Should South Korea have better missiles?8 November 2017
    3:24
  83. 91.
    A ‘new era’ for China?4 November 2017
    29:30
  84. 92.
    Explainer 89: What is the Balfour Declaration?1 November 2017
    4:29
  85. 93.
    Who really runs the White House?28 October 2017
    29:12
  86. 94.
    Explainer 88: Why do politicians cry?26 October 2017
    7:22
  87. 95.
    Gaza’s Future21 October 2017
    28:39
  88. 96.
    Explainer 87: Who is the real Xi Jinping?18 October 2017
    6:38
  89. 97.
    Bonus feature: A new politics?16 October 2017
    18:40
  90. 98.
    Space: soft power’s final frontier14 October 2017
    28:40
  91. 99.
    Explainer 86: Is the Dream still alive?11 October 2017
    5:32
  92. 100.
    Will Puerto Rico ever be the 51st state?7 October 2017
    28:26

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