Contributors / Naveena Kottoor

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Expo 89: Soft focus

Portraits of leaders past and present are ubiquitous in Turkey, Spain and Morocco. Monocle paints a picture of their popularity – and peers beneath the surface to learn the history of their peculiar reign.

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Kingdom road

Relatively unscathed by turbulent recent history, Morocco is intent on building a modern economy driven by technology. It would be a unique regional feat but the changes needed to achieve it will test the limits of the…

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United Front

Violence in Tripoli has forced diplomats next door to Tunis, where they gather in makeshift offices trying to solve Libya’s problems from afar. But a terrorist attack in their new home underlines the region’s fragility.

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New dawn

Tunisia’s presidential elections next month mark a democratic milestone in a region forcefully fragmented by the Arab Spring. Although there is a long way to go, it is hoped that the results might show the way for the…


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