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Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

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Friday 21 July:

We look at the relationship between Germany and Turkey, ask whether technology companies can help solve some of our cities’ most pressing transport issues and discuss where a country’s capital city should be. Plus: Sean Spicer’s short tenure in the White House.

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145421 Jul 2017
30 min

Friday 21 July: 

We look at the relationship between Germany and Turkey, ask whether technology companies can help solve some of our cities’ most pressing transport issues and discuss where a country’s capital city should be. Plus: Sean Spicer’s short tenure in the White House.

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145320 Jul 2017
30 min

Thursday 20 July: 

We analyse Poland’s strained relationship with the EU, look at what pay rates in the UK TV industry mean for gender equality, discuss the future of Iraq and learn why China and the US can’t agree on trade.

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145219 Jul 2017
30 min

Wednesday 19 July: 

Why did Trump and Putin hold a second meeting at the G20? Plus: a look at Montenegro’s trial of alleged coup plotters, the possible outcome of Rwanda’s forthcoming election and Gibraltar’s role in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

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145118 Jul 2017
30 min

Tuesday 18 July: 

We look at the opposition mounting against the Republicans’ healthcare repeal bill and ask why Russia and the US are still not getting along. Plus: is austerity lowering quality of life in the UK?

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145017 Jul 2017
30 min

Monday 17 July: 

We look at Venezuela as unrest continues to spread across the nation. Plus: why North and South Korea might soon be meeting for talks, the latest on the allegations against Donald Trump Jr and why Tony Blair is talking about Brexit again.

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144914 Jul 2017
29 min

Friday 14 July: 

Daniel Giacopelli, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Gaia Lutz and Andrew Mueller assess whether Brazil’s unfolding political crisis could offer a lesson to the US. Plus: a review of Emmanuel Macron's diplomacy – and which countries are the world’s laziest?

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144813 Jul 2017
30 min

Thursday 13 July: 

How does a Russian popstar fit into Donald Trump's unfolding political crisis? Andrew Mueller assesses the bizarre chain of events with political analyst Carole Walker and The UK's former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, William Patey. Plus: the French president calls for greater eurozone co-operation and Qatar's crisis rolls on.

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144712 Jul 2017
30 min

Wednesday 12 July: 

James Rodgers and Michael Goldfarb join Andrew Mueller as the fallout over Donald Trump Jr's email to a Russian lawyer continues in Washington. Plus: the French prime minister's claim that "Macron-ism" is recycled right-wing politics – and should city mayors take international trips?

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144611 Jul 2017
30 min

Tuesday 11 July: 

In this special edition, Tom Edwards, Robin Lustig and Roger Boyes discuss the fallout following revelations that Donald Trump's son knew Russia was seeking to assist his father's election during last year's campaign. We assess the politics and examine how the international community will react.

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144510 Jul 2017
30 min

Monday 10 July: 

Andrew Mueller joins Mary Dejevsky and Robert Fox to discuss connections between the US president and Russia’s election meddling, whether cities will think twice before hosting the G20 and political back-pedalling on Brexit.

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14447 Jul 2017
29 min

Friday 7 July: 

Monocle’s Andrew Mueller, Chris Lord, Tom Edwards and Carlota Rebelo discuss the week’s most interesting news stories, from Cyprus peace talks and Vienna’s World Heritage status to an award for the world’s oddest book titles.

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14436 Jul 2017
30 min

Thursday 6 July: 

Donald Trump’s visit to Poland, how much Britain is missing out on after Brexit, plus the Turkish president’s warning that Germany is committing a ‘political suicide’.

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14425 Jul 2017
30 min

Wednesday 5 July: 

We discuss North Korea’s recent missile launch and Pakistani-Chinese relations. Plus: French president Emmanuel Macron is criticised for being “drunk on power”.

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14414 Jul 2017
30 min

Tuesday 4 July: 

We look at the outlook for the US on Independence Day, ask why Angela Merkel’s party is revising its approach to the nation and discuss innovation in Latin America. Plus: why is Brazil rethinking its approach to nightlife?

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14403 Jul 2017
30 min

Monday 3 July: 

Alongside analysis of the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, we also look at Donald Trump’s relationship with the US media, ask whether the UK has bitten off more than it can chew over Brexit negotiations and look at French president Emmanuel Macron’s new vision for France.

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