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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 23 September:

We discuss racial unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Brazil’s ongoing political crisis.

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124823 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Friday 23 September: 

We discuss racial unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Brazil’s ongoing political crisis.

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124722 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Thursday 22 September: 

We discuss the state of emergency in Charlotte, North Carolina, Syria’s civil war and Washington’s relationship with Riyadh. Plus: MI6 is about to recruit a lot more spies.

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124621 Sep 2016
00:29:50

Wednesday 21 September: 

We discuss the day’s top news stories with Steve Bloomfield, Mary Dejevsky and James Rodgers, from Barack Obama’s legacy on the world stage to the aftermath of an airstrike on a Syrian aid convoy. Plus: the economic aftermath of Brexit.

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124520 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 20 September: 

We look to the UN as it suspends aid to Syria, get the latest on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as they argue over US security and check in with Jordan’s elections. Steve Bloomfield, Kathleen Burk and Jane Kinninmont discuss the top news stories of the day.

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124419 Sep 2016
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Monday 19 September: 

The man thought to be behind a bomb attack in New York is arrested. What do we know about him? We also discuss Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines. Plus: India’s long-standing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

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124316 Sep 2016
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Friday 16 September: 

Donald Trump finally admits that President Obama was born in the US. Meanwhile, London Fashion Week gets underway and we discuss the most interesting news stories of the day.

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124215 Sep 2016
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Thursday 15 September: 

We ask if the EU is preparing to change its rules on freedom of movement and whether the UK and Argentina have finally buried the hatchet over the Falkland Islands. Plus: does it matter if our leaders aren’t all that healthy?

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124114 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 14 September: 

We ask if it’s right to criticise Britain and France for their role in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and discuss whether whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning should be given pardons. Plus: does the EU really need its own army?

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124013 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 13 September: 

We ask if Hungary should be expelled from the EU and discuss whether Belarus is becoming more democratic. Plus: what is the behind the enduring appeal of Roald Dahl’s children’s books?

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123912 Sep 2016
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Monday 12 September: 

We discuss Hillary Clinton’s health concerns and aggressive rhetoric between South and North Korea. Meanwhile, is it important to remember the name of the French foreign minister?

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12389 Sep 2016
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Friday 9 September: 

Monocle’s editors discuss whether we care enough about our night-time economy and ask how much public money we should spend on the renovation of national parliament buildings. Plus: after thirty people spent the night trapped in cable cars in the French Alps, we ask our editorial team about the strangest places they have spent the night.

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12378 Sep 2016
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Thursday 8 September: 

We ask why Donald Trump admires Vladimir Putin and whether the UK government should be spending £4bn on renovating Westminster. Plus: could time be up for daylight saving?

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12367 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 7 September: 

Could a peace deal between the Farc rebel group and Colombia’s government be scuppered by a public vote? We discuss the feasibility of setting up a new trade deal. Plus: why is the Philippines looking to give its former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, a hero’s burial?

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12356 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 6 September: 

We ask if people who fake a military past should be prosecuted and discuss whether the UN is right to overtly criticise populist politicians. Plus: is working from home all it’s cracked up to be?

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12345 Sep 2016
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Monday 5 September: 

We ask if Angela Merkel’s CDU party is in crisis and discuss whether a points-based system is the best way to control migration. Plus: was president Obama snubbed by China's leadership as he arrived for the G20 summit?

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