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The Foreign Desk, 189

19 August 2017

In part three of our summer series we explore how autocratic leaders have built a personality cult. We look at the personality traits needed to build one and look at dictators’ legacies once the parades cease and the sta…

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The Curator, 305

19 August 2017

Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi present highlights from Monocle 24. This week we sit down with David Lowery, writer and director of ‘A Ghost Story’, head to Brazil for a report from the Paraty International Literary Festival…

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The Monocle Daily, 1505

18 August 2017

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special…

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Midori House, 1474

18 August 2017

Andrew Mueller, Andrew Tuck, Henry Rees-Sheridan, Carlota Rebelo and Fernando Augusto Pacheco discuss the day’s top stories from the terrorist attack in Barcelona, to how the US president is being linked to the KKK. Plus…

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The Briefing, 1507

18 August 2017

Should Spain’s authorities have done more to prevent the terrorist attack in Barcelona? We also discuss whether the US could learn from Ukraine’s example when it comes to dealing with controversial statues and why a luxury…

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The Globalist, 1515

18 August 2017

Terror in Spain: at least 13 people are dead and police have dramatically foiled a second plot; Monocle 24’s correspondent and our security analysts bring you the latest. Plus: are US Republicans preparing to oust Donald…

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The Monocle Daily, 1504

17 August 2017

As a car slams into a crowd in Barcelona, we get the latest from our correspondent in Spain and speak to the former head of the UK’s Counter Terrorism Security Office. Plus: the fallout from Charlottesville continues and…

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The Urbanist, 305

17 August 2017

What are the logistical aspects of creating land? We discover the Netherlands’ approach to land reclamation and examine the rise and fall of London’s Garden Bridge. Plus: in Austria even terrible, awful, unplanned archit…

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Midori House, 1473

17 August 2017

We get an update from the terrorist incident in Barcelona, examine the consequences of Donald Trump’s remarks on the violence in Charlottesville and ask if the new refugee route might be via Iberia.

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How the Dutch manage their waterways and a chat with Johannes Hahn, the European commissioner in charge of enlargement.

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The Briefing, 1506

17 August 2017

Why has Steve Bannon disavowed the white nationalists he helped to embolden? We also discuss border tensions between India and China and ask whether Apple is moving into film production. Plus: is the world's largest demo…

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The Globalist, 1514

17 August 2017

We have an update on Islamic State in Iraq, there’s controversy over Australia Day Down Under and we take a look at the freedom of press in India.

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The Monocle Daily, 1503

16 August 2017

We ask why business leaders are abandoning Donald Trump’s council of CEOs following his remarks on events in Charlottesville. Plus: the increasing trend of iconoclasm and what’s on the table for the Nafta talks between…

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The Foreign Desk, Explainer 78: President Pence?

16 August 2017

Donald Trump is taking a battering from “many sides”. The investigation into alleged meddling in the US presidential election has intensified; key aides have resigned or been sacked; and Trump has failed to convincingly…

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