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March 2017

A new breed of global security. Plus: We sit down with Emmanuel Macron, Lufthansa’s Carsten Spohr, the president of Portugaland CNN’s Hala Gorani – and an Expo on PBS in Washington – a renaissance moment for US public broadcasting?

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Editor’s letter

Our editor in chief on what’s new in Monocle – and perhaps more importantly, the things that will remain resolutely the same.

Global

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The opener

Mascots, Macron and Munich are on our mind this month as we embark on our regular round-up of worldly opinion.

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Testing, testing...

Whether they’re deciding on olive oil or a new mattress, Germans see what Stiftung Warentest has to say first.

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Plain sailing

In a new regular feature we ask: who’s in your cabinet and who are the people that you can count on for support and council? First up is Daniel Skjeldam, the CEO of Norway’s premier ferry company Hurtigruten.

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Calling the shots

In a new series, we meet illustrious figures in the places that they feel most at ease. William Eggleston, once a reviled photographer in the art world, is now a hero who finds peace at his piano.

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Killer in Manila

Under President Duterte, thousands of drug users and dealers have been gunned down. The response from the people of the Philippines? Carry on, please.

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Economy briefing

Mexico and Canada reveal their Nafta red lines, Sweden and Denmark feel the effects of war in Syria, and Namibia pins its hopes on uranium.

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Diplomacy briefing

Why the Swiss ambassador to the EU is the man of the moment. Plus: Brazil's embassy in North Korea and the Czechs' man in Vietnam pulls a pint.

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Defence briefing

Trouble brewing in the Balkans, the cost of expanding the US navy and Israel's latest missile innovation.

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Cities briefing

Australia’s First Lady Lucy Turnbull is facing Sydney’s population growth head on. Plus: inspired travel connections in Abidjan and Gironella.

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At your service

The US Public Broadcasting Service is one of the country’s most-trusted national institutions. From dogged reporting on everything from the election to antics in the White House, its flagship news programme is a beacon in…

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Sleep with me

Mattress-in-a-box companies seem to have sprung up out of nowhere. But as the sleep industry wakes from its slumber, there is a simple question: are any of these new arrivals really delivering a dream product?

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All Thai-ed up

From deli chains to department stores, wealthy Thai business owners are buying up foreign companies to expand their empires and increase profits. What’s next on their shopping lists?

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Head for heights

With a raft of new aircraft and a brand refresh waiting in the wings, we speak to Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr about what lies ahead for the German flag-carrier.

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Business briefing

Brand Assembly founder Hillary France, how to get better tourists and the revival of a historic Czech bicycle brand.

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Paul Auster

The philosophical and prolific author’s latest novel is his most ambitious to date. Monocle sits down with him in his home in Brooklyn.

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