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The Globalist: Thursday 23 February
Can an oil deal with Russia return Libya to stability? And in France the eternal 'third man', François Bayrou, withdraws from the race to stand in an alliance with Emmanuel Macron in April’s presidential elections. Plus: why the IOC is asking for a Tokyo golf course to give female members equal rights or risk losing the Olympic tournament.
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Journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer on why the verdict in the trial of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria has divided the country.
When Emmanuel Macron went to 10 Downing Street
Does the presidential hopeful see the UK’s departure from the EU as a warning or an opportunity?
Is Trump damaging tourism?
We discuss whether the president’s travel-ban plans mean that people are deciding not to holiday in the US.
Rose Elinor Dougall
She spent most of the early 2000s in British indie band The Pipettes; since then she's been working with the likes of Mark Ronson and has now launched her solo career. She plays live from new album ‘Stellular’.
Building in the DPRK
The Architecture Association has been conducting an annual architecture workshop in Pyongyang for the past few years. We speak to Calvin Chua, the course director, who works alongside local architects, academics and policy makers.
GF Smith papermakers
GF Smith was founded in 1885 and in December 2016 opened a new showroom in London to showcase its work and colour palette. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco visited the space and spoke with the company’s director of business development Margaret Sweeney.
We take you to Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias in Colombia to introduce one of the most talented post-Latin American Boom writers, Héctor Abad. He’s a journalist, a novelist and now he’s written a memoir about his relationship with his father, including his shocking murder by paramilitaries.
Kassia St Clair is a design journalist specialising in colour. She joins us in the studio to explain why kit colour matters and how the commercialisation of sport has made it an extremely bright industry.
Eureka 31: Emma Wingfield
This week we hear the story of Emma Wingfield, a Brooklyn-based researcher, expert on West African art and co-founder of textile brand Five | Six. Along with her co-founder Laine Henry, the two collaborate with the weaving collective in Waraniéné, Côte d’Ivoire, to produce gorgeous ethically-made home-goods and bags. Wingfield explains how they turned a research passion into a company.