Contributors / Christopher Lord

A 108


Expo: Sea change

A tiny North Atlantic archipelago of 50,000 people, the Faroe Islands falls under the Danish crown. But economic growth and cultural confidence means that some Faroese see themselves as increasingly distant from the Danes…

C 108


Hidden talents

On Saudi Arabia’s fledgling cultural scene, artists tread a precarious path to put the kingdom on the international art map. While inspiration and invention flourish behind closed doors, the spectres of censorship and…

C 2017


Turkey’s beach clubs: sea change

Christopher Lord reporting from the Aegean coast, Turkey: Political upheaval and terror attacks have hit tourism hard here but beach clubs are being buoyed by a homegrown crowd escaping city life and uncertainty.

L 103


Floats your boat

The strategically key Bosphorus Strait has put Istanbul’s nerdy ship-spotters at the axis of shifting military tides.


A 102 Free read


Career advisers

With the German chancellor’s position hanging in the balance, we ask politicians, journalists, media experts and more to give us their angle on Angela’s next move – was jetzt?

L 101


Party nation

He’s the president who queues for his custard tart, walked to the palace for his inauguration and supports migrants – and everyone seems to love him for it.

A 2017


Securing the skies

With Donald Trump’s comments about ditching Nato and his ambiguous stance towards Russia stoking fears of being abandoned, the airbase at Ämari has become a crucial site for policing the Baltic states from above.

A 94


Limbo land: Nagorno-Karabakh

The republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus lies in purgatory. Despite its violent history, peace and PR is seen as the fastest route to normality; we visited just before the most recent flare-up to see if it can…

A 86


The Kurd way

For the first time in Turkey’s history, a pro-Kurdish party has won a place in the legislature. Peoples’ Democratic party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas expounds on his hopes for the coming years – and the challenges that lie…

A 54


Port in a storm

Known as the quieter sibling of the UAE’s growing mega cities, the port of Fujairah links the Gulf to the Indian Ocean. But with investment rising and a politically strategic position, this tranquil place may be about to…

A 47


Street talk

The Algiers casbah has fallen into dilapidation. But now there are plans to restore its warren of streets. Is this government generosity or a bid to discourage discord in this traditionally revolution-minded neighbourhood…


sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Print magazine subscriptions start from £55.

Subscribe now






00:00 01:00