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Midori House

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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Monday 16 January:

We ask what effect Donald Trump’s comments on Nato will have on world affairs and why France organised talks between Israel and Palestine. Plus: Turkey’s approach to combating terror attacks and why a train is derailing friendly dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.

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132016 Jan 2017
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Monday 16 January: 

We ask what effect Donald Trump’s comments on Nato will have on world affairs and why France organised talks between Israel and Palestine. Plus: Turkey’s approach to combating terror attacks and why a train is derailing friendly dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.

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131913 Jan 2017
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Friday 13 January: 

We discuss the day’s top news stories, from the legacy of Joe Biden to Xi Jinping’s trip to Davos.

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131812 Jan 2017
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Thursday 12 January: 

Monocle’s Tomos Lewis discusses the day's top news stories, from American troops in Europe to Donald Trump's press relations, with journalists Samira Shackle and Matthew Green.

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131711 Jan 2017
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Wednesday 11 January: 

Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield discusses Trump’s press conference and the death of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani with Raffaello Pantucci and Alistair Bunkall.

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131610 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 10 January: 

Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck discuss the day's top news stories with Xenia Wickett and Jeffrey Howard, including nepotism in the White House and how to give a farewell address.

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13159 Jan 2017
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Monday 9 January: 

From US-UK relations and Barack Obama's legacy to Italy’s Five Star Movement and political celebrities, we review the day's top news stories with Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and journalists Michael Binyon and Mary Dejevsky.

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13146 Jan 2017
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Friday 6 January: 

Monocle’s Tom Edwards, Steve Bloomfield and Henry Rees-Sheridan discuss the day’s top news stories, from Donald Trump’s intelligence briefing on Russia’s cyber activities to a debate about the world’s worst airports.

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13135 Jan 2017
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Thursday 5 January: 

We discuss the day's top news, from the future of the US intelligence community, Obamacare and Turkish politics to the proper way to negotiate Brexit.

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13124 Jan 2017
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Wednesday 4 January: 

We ask whether we should listen to more expert advice when it comes to politics and hear about a divisive high-profile court case in Israel. Plus: Donald Trump’s latest attack on security services.

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13113 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 3 January: 

New difficulties plague the ceasefire in Syria. Meanwhile in the US, Republicans give up their plan to weaken the US ethics committee after criticism from Donald Trump. Plus: what is the best approach to diplomatic spats?

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13102 Jan 2017
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Monday 2 January: 

The implications of the Istanbul terrorist attack, what 2017 could bring for the EU and the French law that gives holidaying employees the right to ignore work emails.

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130923 Dec 2016
00:58:39

Midori House Christmas special : 

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé hosts a fun and festive review of the year, with contributions from our editors and writers. Plus: a very special guest pays a visit to Midori House.

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130816 Dec 2016
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Friday 16 December: 

We hear about Turkey’s role in helping to alleviate the ongoing conflict in Aleppo, learn why the Swiss want a more flexible relationship with the EU and ask whether 2016 really has been a year to forget. Plus: find out what ingredients go into making a classic Christmas film.

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130715 Dec 2016
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Thursday 15 December: 

We discuss the evolving situation in Aleppo and the Italian parliament’s approval of the new government. Plus: how just one typo might have led to the DNC being hacked.

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130614 Dec 2016
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Wednesday 14 December: 

We discuss Aleppo and the future of Syria, as well as China’s remarks on Donald Trump’s new secretary of state. Plus: France extends its state of emergency – again.

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