Affairs

Midori House, 846

Wednesday 25 February

Will Amnesty International’s call to abandon UN veto powers fall on deaf ears? We also learn how Turkey is dealing with Isis and look at the diplomatic ambitions of Benjamin Netanyahu, with Tim Marshall, Isabel Hilton and…

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 860

Wednesday 25 February

We look at Qatar’s geopolitical allegiances, explore why Africa is the new spying global hotspot, discuss the week’s top tech stories, and visit the International Contemporary Art Fair Arco Madrid.

Global

Affairs / Food & Drink

Storm in a teacup

Wednesday 25 February

Turkey’s love of tea is unparalleled but its export market is minimal. Monocle’s Sophie Grove takes a trip to the plantations to uncover the country’s vast potential.

The Turks are the biggest tea drinkers in the world. The average Turkish citizen drinks seven pounds of black cay, per person, per year. This comes as no surprise to me; since moving here nearly two years ago, I have been…

Affairs

The Globalist, 868

Wednesday 25 February

As the election race heats up in Israel, we examine prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to pull out of meetings in Washington. Plus, we hear about the latest war games between North and South Korea, and Monocle’s…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 857

Tuesday 24 February

We hear what Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko wants to achieve at the Idex arms expo in Abu Dhabi, learn why Albania preparing to publish its communist-era files, and review Wednesday’s newspapers from across Asia.

Global

Design

Section D, 176

Tuesday 24 February

A conversation with high-minded Italian architect Renzo Piano about his aim of thinking big for his home nation’s suburbs and we look to the Netherlands where fans are celebrating the creator of Miffy the rabbit – master…

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 845

Tuesday 24 February

Shashank Joshi and James Schneider debate how schools can prevent the spread of religious extremism, we ask if Yemen’s president can wrestle back control of his country from Houthi rebels, and celebrated architect Bjarke…

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 859

Tuesday 24 February

We discuss Iranian nuclear talks, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the future of Berlin’s new airport. Plus profane language in Indian cinema and the week’s top aviation news.

Global

Edits / Food & Drink

Grapes of wrath

Tuesday 24 February

A knowledgeable sommelier can enhance not only the ingredients on your plate but the dining experience as a whole. So why are some simply trying to sell pricier bottles of wine? Monocle’s Josh Fehnert isn’t buying it.

Everyone knows a little about wine, they have a few favoured grapes; they know why they don’t like chardonnay and what goes best with their main course. But beyond this the fascinating – call it intoxicating – world of…

Affairs

The Globalist, 867

Tuesday 24 February

We discuss the Egyptian president’s proposal for a joint Arab military alliance and whether it would actually work in the Middle East. Plus the latest military technology at Idex in Abu Dhabi and why Australia is conside…

Global

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