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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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Monday 25 July:

We assess what has influenced a spate of violent attacks in Germany, consider Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU and ask why Barack Obama’s half-brother is voting Trump.

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120425 Jul 2016
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Monday 25 July: 

We assess what has influenced a spate of violent attacks in Germany, consider Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU and ask why Barack Obama’s half-brother is voting Trump.

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120322 Jul 2016
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Friday 22 July: 

As news breaks of a multiple shooting in Munich, we discuss Europe's approach to confirmed and potential terror attacks. Plus: a chaotic week in Turkey following last week's failed military coup.

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120221 Jul 2016
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Thursday 21 July: 

We ask what measures Turkey’s state of emergency will introduce and question whether nations are being tough enough on Russia after its Olympic state-doping revelation. Plus: we discuss the life of Garry Marshall, the director who inadvertently helped change the English language.

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120120 Jul 2016
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Wednesday 20 July: 

As Angela Merkel and Theresa May meet in Berlin, we assess how the leaders’ relationship might progress. Plus: we find out more about US Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson and review Pele’s musical effort created to celebrate the Rio Olympics.

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120019 Jul 2016
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Tuesday 19 July: 

How many thousands of people can be held responsible by Turkey's president for Friday's failed coup? Plus: why are lone terrorist attackers drawn to Isis and is Boris Johnson is in the same political league as his counterpart John Kerry?

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119918 Jul 2016
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Monday 18 July: 

Who is Fethullah Gulen, the cleric who the Turkish government are blaming for Friday's failed coup? Plus: why issues such as gun crime mean that parts of the US are gathering behind firebrand leaders such as Donald Trump – and could the French government have prevented Thursday's horrific attack in Nice?

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119815 Jul 2016
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Friday 15 July: 

After Thursday’s devastating attack in France, Steve Bloomfield asks the UK’s former counterterrorism minister how the threats facing Europe are evolving. Plus: Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, editor Andrew Tuck and culture editor Robert Bound discuss the unfolding aftermath.

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119714 Jul 2016
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Thursday 14 July: 

Robert Fox and Isabel Hilton join us to discuss the day’s top news stories, from a shake-up in UK politics and Donald Trump’s running-mate strategy to tensions in the South China Sea.

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119613 Jul 2016
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Wednesday 13 July: 

As outgoing UK prime minister David Cameron delivers his parliamentary swansong, we look at the politics of bowing out gracefully with Kathleen Burk and Stephen Dalziel. Plus: we ask what to expect when the UK’s new prime minister meets the European Parliament and whether the US could really share intelligence with Russia.

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119512 Jul 2016
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Tuesday 12 July: 

As Theresa May prepares to move into 10 Downing Street, we gauge the reaction across Europe. Plus: Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton, China ignores the Hague’s South China Sea ruling and former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke says that there are no outstanding leaders left in the world. Is he right?

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119411 Jul 2016
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Monday 11 July: 

The latest twists in UK domestic politics and what the unrest means for brand US. Plus: what happens next as the family of killed journalist Marie Colvin sues Syria over her death.

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11938 Jul 2016
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Friday 8 July: 

Andrew Mueller joins Steve Bloomfield and Tom Edwards to discuss the news of the day, including the unfolding events in Dallas and what the UK might look like under the leadership of Andrea Leadsom.

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11927 Jul 2016
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Thursday 7 July: 

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Shashank Joshi join Monocle’s Andrew Mueller to attempt to unravel how the public’s perception of Tony Blair changed so dramatically. Plus: the two women in the running to become the UK’s next prime minister, the downward spiral of Venezuela and why Japan is hoping to inspire young voters with a talking grain of rice.

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11916 Jul 2016
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Wednesday 6 July: 

Britain's former ambassador to Iraq, William Patey, joins City University’s Rosemary Hollis to discuss Sir John Chilcot’s devastating indictment of the Iraq war. We examine the lead-up to and failings of the 2003 invasion and what it means for former prime minister Tony Blair.

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11905 Jul 2016
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Tuesday 5 July: 

After Bill Clinton's questionable encounter with the attorney-general at Phoenix’s airport, Daniella Peled, James Boys and Tom Edwards discuss why questions of trust follow the Clintons no matter how far they fly. Plus: anti-semitism in politics, a look ahead to tomorrow's Chilcot report and the power-balancing act of international oil reserves.

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