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723 6 Aug 2014
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We assess why Japan’s national security concerns are growing, learn about Manila airport’s much-needed facelift, and unpick the proposals for South Korea’s newest theme park.

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722 5 Aug 2014
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We discuss whether a new 72-hour ceasefire will hold in Gaza, get the latest on Russian military drills near Ukraine, and review the day’s front pages.

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721 4 Aug 2014
01:00:00

Monocle contributor Dalia Hatuqa updates us on latest from the Palestine-Israel conflict, we hear about Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to bring more women into politics, and get the biggest business stories from Shanghai.

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720 1 Aug 2014
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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 convey a warning to would-be plagiarists everywhere.

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719 31 Jul 2014
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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 assess what constitutes a war crime, and ask how the World Cup brought Latin America together.

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718 30 Jul 2014
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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 products might fall foul of the latest round of economic sanctions.

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717 29 Jul 2014
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As the EU prepares to finalise fresh sanctions against Russia, exiled Russian entrepreneur, Evgeny Chichvarkin, and the UK’s former ambassador to Moscow, Sir Tony Brenton, assess the effectiveness of economic penalties. Plus, learn why the German military is on a charm offensive, and ask if Brazil's next big export should be its bakeries.

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716 28 Jul 2014
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As the UN Security Council concludes its emergency session on the crisis in Gaza, we assess where the conflict might be headed next. Plus, as Thailand’s overthrown prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra continues her stay in Paris, we discuss about whether she’ll ever return to Bangkok.

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715 25 Jul 2014
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Why Americans are still supportive of Israel when many others aren't. Plus: Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's rise in popularity in the aftermath of MH17 and this morning's international front pages.

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714 24 Jul 2014
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We discuss what Israel's new president will mean for peace in the region, hear about Greece's blossoming outdoor cinema industry and review the front pages out of Africa.

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713 23 Jul 2014
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We discuss the diplomatic fallout in the aftermath of MH17, ask whether the Commonwealth really matters anymore, and learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz.

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712 22 Jul 2014
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Atef Alshaer and Amjad Iraqi assess the latest from the conflict between the IDF and Hamas. Plus: as Thailand's military junta opens a “reconciliation festival” in Bangkok we look at the evolution of propaganda in Southeast Asia and also hear from a Rome recording studio steeped in history.

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