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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 26 May:

Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield, Tom Edwards, and Christopher Lord discuss the week’s top news stories, from the terror attack in Manchester to Donald Trump’s diplomatic trip to Brussels.

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141426 May 2017
30 min

Friday 26 May: 

Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield, Tom Edwards, and Christopher Lord discuss the week’s top news stories, from the terror attack in Manchester to Donald Trump’s diplomatic trip to Brussels.

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141325 May 2017
30 min

Thursday 25 May: 

We discuss Donald Trump’s opinion of Nato and China’s foreign policy. Plus: Brazil’s political instability and tourism in Cuba.

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141224 May 2017
30 min

Wednesday 24 May: 

Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Michael Goldfarb and Kathleen Burk to discuss the day’s top news, from the latest developments following the terrorist attack in Manchester and the woes of Fox News to Donald Trump’s trip to Israel and Taiwan’s historic march to marriage equality.

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141123 May 2017
30 min

Tuesday 23 May: 

Monocle’s Andrew Mueller and guests Robert Fox and Jeffrey Howard discuss the day’s top news stories, from Donald Trump’s international trip and North Korean missile tests to online censorship and the wisdom of boycotting controversial speakers.

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141022 May 2017
30 min

Monday 22 May: 

We discuss Donald Trump’s international trip, North Korea’s missile tests, online censorship and the wisdom of boycotting controversial speakers.

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140919 May 2017
30 min

Friday 19 May: 

Live news and analysis of the day’s top stories from Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield, Tom Edwards, Henry Rees-Sheridan and Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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140818 May 2017
30 min

Thursday 18 May: 

Who is Robert Mueller, the newly appointed special counsel to the Russia investigation? Our guests Linda Yueh and Sebastian Borger discuss that and the day’s other top stories including: the upcoming Arab-Islamic summit, the Conservatives’ manifesto ahead of the UK election and the Dutch king’s double life as an airline pilot.

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140717 May 2017
30 min

Wednesday 17 May: 

Did Donald Trump urge the FBI to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser and is Sebastian Kurz Austria’s Emmanuel Macron? Plus: we discuss the role of the UK’s media in general elections and discuss whether it is right to impose the values of the present on the past.

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140616 May 2017
30 min

Tuesday 16 May: 

Has Donald Trump been sharing ‘classified information’ with the Russians? Plus: we discuss whether the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, could be prosecuted over his role in the Iraq War and ponder if we’ve finally reached peak avocado?

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140515 May 2017
30 min

Monday 15 May: 

We ask what challenges lie ahead for France’s youngest president and assess North Korea’s claim that it has developed a new type of rocket that is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Plus: do bosses and their employees need to be more aware of the risks posed by cyber attacks?

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140412 May 2017
30 min

Friday 12 May: 

Monocle’s Andrew Mueller, Tom Edwards, Chris Lord and Fernando Augusto Pacheco discuss the day’s top news stories, from James Comey’s firing to Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with Turkey’s Erdogan.

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140311 May 2017
30 min

Thursday 11 May: 

Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield discusses the day’s top news stories, from Emmanuel Macron’s electoral challenges to political fallout from Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, with guests Samira Shackle and Michael Binyon.

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140210 May 2017
30 min

Wednesday 10 May: 

Monocle 24's Andrew Mueller discusses the day’s top news stories, from the ousting of FBI director James Comey to the fragile economic and political status of Venezuela, with Shashank Joshi and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera.

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14019 May 2017
30 min

Tuesday 9 May: 

We discuss the US’s involvement in Afghanistan, the status of Arabic in Israel and the death penalty in Turkey.

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14008 May 2017
29 min

Monday 8 May: 

French election special: after Macron’s landslide victory yesterday Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck asks what’s next for the country, if populism has a future in Europe and how to bring together France’s deeply divided electorate?

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