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The ties that bind

Issue 77

Taiwan’s tussle with China for Pacific island allies may have calmed but that hasn’t stopped the push for soft power in the region. Monocle visits Taipei’s embassy hub to discover there’s more than money at the heart of…

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Midori House, 748

Friday 26 September

James Schneider and Alessio Patalano discuss the UK’s role in fighting ISIS in Iraq and look at China’s peacekeeping mission South Sudan. Plus, we discuss photography and assess the role of the manifesto in political dis…

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The Briefing, 752

Friday 26 September

We trace the evolution of the European left’s response to the current crisis in Iraq, look ahead to Narendra Modi’s first visit to the US, and ask two perfumers what Che Guevara smelled like.

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Affairs / Politics

No easy answer

Friday 26 September

Scotland may have just voted to stay in a now somewhat divided UK but the unprecedented voter turnout in the referendum points towards more positive engagement from the public with politics, says Monocle’s Tomos Lewis.

It was a chilly Friday evening in Glasgow and camped out in the doorway of a department store in the fading sunlight were a band of street musicians belting out a rather grungy rendition of the Ben E King classic, “Stand…

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The Globalist, 760

Friday 26 September

We discuss Turkey’s changing attitude towards tackling Islamic State, ask if the arrest of another Russian oligarch is a sign of Putin feeling weaker, and we take a look at the state of the French economy.

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The Monocle Daily, 754

Thursday 25 September

We ask what Eric Holder’s legacy will be, analyse Narendra Modi's new ‘Make in India’ campaign ahead of his US visit and discuss the likelihood of Belgrade holding a gay parade at the weekend.

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The Urbanist, 154

Thursday 25 September

The beauty episode: does a pretty place improve quality of life? And what fits into the category of “beautification” – can baroque architecture and graffiti coexist?

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Midori House, 747

Thursday 25 September

Jeffrey Kofman and the commentator Dr James Boys assess Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s address to the UN General Assembly, we also discuss a remarkable new graphic biography of Woody Guthrie, and enjoy a little live…

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The Briefing, 751

Thursday 25 September

What priorities are Asian states bringing to the lectern at the UN General Assembly? What could British airstrikes add to the fight against Isis militants in Iraq? We discuss these questions and more in this edition.

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Affairs / Politics

Ford focus

Thursday 25 September

As Toronto’s mayoral election race hots up, Monocle’s Nelly Gocheva sums up the mood as candidates make a final push for leadership at City Hall.

About two weeks ago, Toronto’s political scene was quite straightforward – team Rob Ford versus team anyone-but-Ford. Then, however, the notorious mayor had to pull out of the mayoral race to treat a malignant tumour as his…

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The Globalist, 759

Thursday 25 September

We discuss what Australia’s new anti-terrorism legislation means for its citizens and those who enforce the law, hear from Gambia about a controversial new proposed law against homosexuality, and continue our week-long…

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The Monocle Daily, 753

Wednesday 24 September

The latest from the Syrian border, we analyse Ed Miliband’s speech with Bill Clinton’s former speech-writer David Kusnet, and look back at the life of Duchess-of-Devonshire Deborah Mitford’s life.

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Midori House, 746

Wednesday 24 September

We discuss President Obama’s address to the UN General Assembly, ask whether some conversations should always remain private, and assess how the humble art of baking has become one of the most successful TV franchises in…

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The Briefing, 750

Wednesday 24 September

We hear about the Khorasan group targeted by the US in Syria, look at the dynamics of debate at the UN General Assembly and discuss Air France's plan to expand its low-cost Transavia arm.

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