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Centre stage

We meet the Norwegian prime minister, whose job is to keep her country on an even keel as it tackles extremism and an over-reliance on fossil fuels.

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Desert storm

The Israeli Defense Forces base of Ir Habahadim is at the heart of the government’s vision to settle and develop the Negev desert – but it’s a plan that’s also controversial.

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Rolling stone

Despite challenges both past and present, canny redevelopments, scrappy fundraising and passionate residents have ensured this city’s regeneration has rock-solid foundations.

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Politics briefing

Kazakhstan’s retiring president, Denmark’s Green party leader and Nordic nations feeling postal pressure.

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Civil service

It’s a valued institution but its reputation has been under fire: Monocle explores the complex role of the Guardia Civil.

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Defence briefing

Airbus gets a much-needed military order while Canada’s navy searches for more seamen (and women).

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Cities briefing

Athens’ outgoing mayor shares advice for his successor and Montréal’s shops start talking the talk.

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Eastern promise

In our new feature we’re heading to one nation per month to look at the ideas, practices and customs that are worth exporting. First up, Japan – policymakers take note.

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Calm before a storm

The president of Taiwan is softly spoken and unassuming but that hasn’t stopped her from ruffling a few feathers. We speak to her as she gears up for the 2020 election.

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Cities briefing

Jakarta’s public transport is slow to take off, and Seattle and Seoul clear some way for public space.

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