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Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

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We discuss the calls for a change in terminology to what much of the media calls “Europe’s migrant crisis”. We also take a look at whether Australia’s border control should be so heavily militarised. Plus: we join the debate in the US over whether or not the public should see the horrific video of two journalists being shot dead.

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978 28 Aug 2015
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Friday 28 August: 

We discuss the calls for a change in terminology to what much of the media calls “Europe’s migrant crisis”. We also take a look at whether Australia’s border control should be so heavily militarised. Plus: we join the debate in the US over whether or not the public should see the horrific video of two journalists being shot dead.

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977 27 Aug 2015
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Thursday 27 August: 

As the White House tries to find a new way to react to yet another grotesque gun crime, Mary Dejevsky and Michael Goldfarb give their take on whether this incident is any different to the many others that took place before. We also look at Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Milan and discover why Hillary’s emails no longer have her laughing. Plus: the European Commission wants Ukraine and Russia back at the table to talk about gas. But will it be a whole lot of hot air?

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976 26 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 26 August: 

Special guests Raffaello Pantucci and Sebastian Borger join Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield to discuss the day’s top news, from Europe’s migrant crisis and Republican China-bashing to the UK’s Iraq war inquiry and Nato/Russian relations.

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975 25 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 25 August: 

Special guests Peter Fleming and Roger Boyes join Monocle’s Markus Hippi to discuss the day’s top news stories, including Lebanon’s political paralysis, the Chinese economy, German demographics and the future of Greece’s Syriza party.

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974 24 Aug 2015
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Monday 24 August: 

Guests Kathleen Burk and Phil Clark join Monocle’s Tom Edwards to discuss the day’s top news stories, from Europe’s migrant crisis and China’s economy to UK-Iran diplomatic relations.

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973 21 Aug 2015
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Friday 21 August: 

Special guests Nina Schick and Michael Binyon join Monocle’s Andrew Mueller to discuss the day’s top news stories, from the future of Greece’s Syriza party and France’s Front National to Australian foreign policy.

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972 20 Aug 2015
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Thursday 20 August: 

Special guests Shashank Joshi and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera join Monocle’s Andrew Mueller to discuss the day’s top news stories, from the migrant crisis in Calais to the terror investigation in Bangkok and the drug decriminalisation debate in Brazil.

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971 19 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 19 August: 

Special guests Martin Sandbu and Ivor Gaber join Monocle’s Andrew Mueller to discuss the day’s top news stories, from the Greek bailout to the security situation in Bangkok.

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970 18 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 18 August: 

Special guests Daniella Peled and Alessio Patalano join Monocle’s Tom Edwards to discuss the day’s top news stories, including Monday’s bomb attack in Bangkok, Nato’s eastern members lobbying for permanent bases and Iranian espionage on the high seas.

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969 17 Aug 2015
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Monday 17 August: 

Special guests Sebastian Borger and Axel Threlfall join Steve Bloomfield to discuss the day’s top news stories, from the deadly explosion in Bangkok to European migration.

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968 14 Aug 2015
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Friday 14 August: 

Special guests Tim Marshall and Samira Shackle join Andrew Mueller to discuss the day’s top news stories, from the conflicts in Syria and Kashmir to the refugee crisis in Calais.

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967 13 Aug 2015
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Thursday 13 August: 

Special guests Kathleen Burk and James Rodgers join Andrew Mueller to discuss the day’s top news stories, from US air strikes on Isis and US diplomacy in Havana to the future of the British Labour party.

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