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The Monocle Daily, 715

Friday 1 August

Regular check-ins and live interviews from the US and all across the Americas add to the mix of guests and analysis from our studios in London.

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Friday 1 August

Tim Marshall of Sky News and James Hoare of SOAS discuss the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier and what it means for any possible ceasefire, we also review the best Italian film releases with Luca Mastrantonio, and hear the…

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The Briefing, 712

Friday 1 August

As Israel and Palestine agree to a 72-hour ceasefire, we assess the likelihood of that agreement lasting. Plus, we get the latest from the Ukraine crash site, ask why blocking ambassadors in the US is a popular strategic…

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The Globalist, 720

Friday 1 August

Monocle’s editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson ask why Shinzo Abe has become the most-travelled Japanese prime minister in recent memory. We assess how Malaysia Airlines might move forward in its current form, and…

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The Monocle Daily, 714

Thursday 31 July

We hear from the Quilliam Foundation’s Haras Rafiq about the spread of extremism in the Middle East, check in with correspondent Ben Tavener in São Paulo about a giant new church, and get a round-up of the Asian papers with…

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The Urbanist, 146

Thursday 31 July

Dogs: we spend an hour with man’s best friend and look at the city from a dog’s eye-view. Why are city-slickers gaga over pricey pooch pampering?

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Midori House, 707

Thursday 31 July

We discuss why the US has decided to supply Israel with weapons, hear why Rob Ford is back in the news, and review the best of this week’s new books.

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Too close for comfort

Thursday 31 July

The increasingly dire conflict between Israel and Palestine prompts Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield to ask why traditional Arab support for the latter in surrounding nations has gone quiet.

What happened to the Arab street? A lazy shorthand to describe protests from Amman or Algiers (“what are those Arabs thinking?”), it was a place that was always heard from whenever Israel/Palestine erupted in violence.…

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The Briefing, 711

Thursday 31 July

As Israel’s reservists are called up, we get the latest from the Gaza conflict, ask why Argentina’s debt talk failed, and asses Nato’s weaknesses in Eastern Europe. Plus, we review the day’s newspapers from North America…

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The Globalist, 719

Thursday 31 July

When, if ever, should a government pay for the release of hostages? Mark Harris and Laurence Miller discuss a report that suggests Europe is paying more and more for the release of its citizens captured overseas. We also…

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The Monocle Daily, 713

Wednesday 30 July

We investigate Africa’s deadliest virus but also ask whether Ebola is quite the killer bug it’s cracked up to be with Sandra Smiley from Medicins Sans Frontieres and journalist Arwen Kidd, who recently returned from Liberia…

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Midori House, 706

Wednesday 30 July

As the violence in Gaza continues, Kathleen Burk and Dr James Boys discuss the situation, we also analyse the NSA-reform bill and the likelihood of President Obama being sued, talk to our Denmark correspondent Michael Booth…

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The Briefing, 710

Wednesday 30 July

We discuss whether new sanctions on Russia might hurt European businesses more, hear about a corruption scandal gripping China, and also hear why Knut the polar bear is back in the news.

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The Globalist, 718

Wednesday 30 July

As deadline day for Argentina looms, we look at its current struggle to repay its international debts, we also ask why Chinese citizens are allegedly training with Islamist fighters in Syria, and assess which Russian-made…

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The Monocle Daily, 712

Tuesday 29 July

A look at what sanctions against Russia might achieve, we ask whether civilian planes should be flying over warzones, preview the US secretary of state’s upcoming visit to India, and hear from the author of the 2014 UN…

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  • We head to rural Australia to meet the man making some of the best bluegrass mandolins money can buy, look at the art of designing the perfect workplace and the entrepreneurship of architects, meet the mind behind crowd-funded wine company NakedWines, get a tutorial in data analytics, and discuss betting shops and casinos with the branding team at Winkreative.
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