São Tomé: blinded by the sun
Monocle's Steve Bloomfield and photographer Zed Nelson travel to São Tomé to report on the corruption and misguided ambition that have been a blight on the fortunes of this tropical African island.
Nagorno-Karabakh: limbo land
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 succeed.
Art of war: Afghanistan
With an exhibition of his artwork of war-torn Afghanistan opening at the Imperial War Museum North, artist and illustrator George Butler received a visit from Monocle films. His ink-and watercolour scenes bring a new depth to reportage more often the preserve of combat photographers.
In a war zone, even the hotels are targets. Monocle visits three high-risk hotels, including the Corinthia in Tripoli where nine people were killed in an attack last year.
Safe and sound?
The UN Security Council is the iconic roundtable heart of diplomacy that decides when to act on some of the globe’s most pressing issues. But is the historic body still fit for purpose? We paid a visit to its HQ to find out.
They make the news mainly for the number of would-be emigrants attempting to leave their troubled shores. We visit the volatile islands off East Africa to find out how they became a hotbed of political intrigue.
Boom and Gloom
Kashgar may look like just another Chinese boomtown but the city is riven with ethnic tensions. Monocle visits a frontier where tradition is clashing with change.
Monocle joins Norway's peace and reconciliation unit as they bring the Colombian government and FARC rebels to the negotiating table.
Since the Arab Spring gathered pace two years ago, Morocco has avoided the violent upheaval of its neighbours. Andrew Mueller and photographer Yoann Stoeckel travelled to Rabat to discover why.
Our foreign editor, Steve Bloomfield, and photographer Sebastian Meyer visit Sulaymaniyah, the cultural capital of Iraqi Kurdistan to meet the artists, journalists and musicians putting the city on the map.
Finns of Thunder Bay
Waves of immigrants from Finland have arrived on Canadian shores over the past century, making Thunder Bay the most Finnish city beyond the Baltic.
Monocle 24: US Election Special
No election is as large and as talked about as the race for the White House. Monocle 24 dispatched a team to New York to cover the vote for a special series of Midori House broadcasts and our film team was on hand to capture the action on election day itself. Listen again to any of our shows via the Timeshift player on monocle.com or by downloading them from iTunes.