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November 2013

The race to the top of the world — who's turning up the heat and why? Kiruna to Nuuk, Skagway to Santa's village (it's in Finland you know): our editors don their goose-down for a special Arctic Report. Bundle up.

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Open season

Monocle meets the foreign investors and returning natives making the most of a budding business market in Yangon, Asia’s new rising trade magnet.

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Flying in style

Gander International Airport in Canada was once the largest and most stylish airport in the world, where locals mingled with celebrities. Today it faces a battle to hold on to its glamorous reputation – and its passenger…

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Planting the seeds

Royal Copenhagen is one of the world’s oldest companies and Flora Danica porcelain is its flagship product. Handpainting the delicate dinner set is an art that takes years of intensive training. We meet the master and her…

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In from the cold

The Arctic Circle is fast becoming a focal point for business, global energy needs and a few ambitious diplomats too. Monocle finds out why its people are feeling on top of the world.

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Observation

As the Monocle team takes to the road again, thoughts are turning to new projects for the year ahead, writes Tyler Brûlé.

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Shock and ore

What lies beneath the surface of Greenland could bring enormous wealth to the island. But it threatens both the traditional way of life and the centuries-old link to Denmark.

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High summit

The Arctic Council has a somewhat informal approach to politics, but the challenges it faces are very real. Monocle joins a meeting and asks two foreign ministers how they balance economic and environmental interests.

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Culture Briefing

Music, books, films and exhibitions to watch out for plus an interview with doc maker Sebastian Junger.

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Europe Briefing

What the president of the Sami parliament wears, what Iceland's foreign minister thinks and why Italian senators are doing as the Romans did.

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Art Market Briefing

A new gallery for installation artists in Auckland, a post-war art sale in Stockholm and an interview with collector Nicoletta Fiorucci.

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Americas Briefing

Swapping rum for wine in the Dominican Republic, bidding for the Olympics in Anchorage and going long-haul with Alaska'a senator.

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Growing glory

Reopening this month after a lengthy renovation project, the Queens Museum of Art will feature its boldest and riskiest line-up since the 1990s. Plus some table tennis tournaments.

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Asia Briefing

"Resource diplomacy" in Japan, getting Mao for your money in China and why Singapore is looking north.

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Media Briefing

A look at media up north, including the Arctic Journal and Swedish art magazine Artlover.

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Cold feat

Building in an environment where temperatures drop to minus 30C is no easy thing. But in Svalbard, where the unique developments vary from the tent-like science centre to the charming multicoloured ‘spisshus’ houses,…

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Diplomacy Briefing

An interview with Afghanistan's representatives to the UN, a report on British diplomacy in Latin America and why ties are growing between Chile and Finland.

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Fashion Briefing

Knits, hats, gloves, backpacks — everything you need for an Arctic winter, plus retailers and labels to watch

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