Steve Bloomfield is joined by commentator Tonia Samsonova and author Ben Judah to discuss why Vladimir Putin continues to baffle the West. From his rise to power at the turn of the century to his attempts to rebuild Russian influence around the world, we profile the enigmatic president. Also featuring Nina Khrushcheva and Joshua Yaffa.
Photo: Getty Images
For a perfect flat white and cardamom bun along with your latest issue of Monocle, our café is a handsome, snug space a stone’s throw from our London HQ. The new menu includes German breakfast, Japanese lunch, Swiss pastries and a carefully picked range of beers and wine.
The so-called “third place” – the idea of combining elements of home, office and leisure in one area – has always been part of the city fabric. But why has it now become such a guiding philosophy for city-makers and entrepreneurs from hoteliers to park directors?
Photo: Kohei Take
Monocle’s travel guides to the world’s leading resorts and business cities, as discovered by our editors, correspondents and readers.
Whether you are heading to Buenos Aires for business or Verbier for a vacation, download one of 50 concise resort and city guides.
Photo: Jussi Puikkonen
All aboard the Italian special: high-speed, well-styled... and even world-leading. From Bologna to Bolzano, Turin to Treviso — Monocle's editors meet the Italians doing it better — a Monocle National Audit.