Thursday 11 November
00:00 / 00:00
11 November 2021
We assess the legacy of South Africa’s former president, FW De Klerk. Plus: the latest on the China-US climate declaration, the impeachment of Chile’s president and this week’s Global Countdown.
11 November 2021
Want more radio episodes like these in your inbox?
Sign up to Monocle’s email newsletters to stay on top of news and opinion, plus the latest from the magazine, radio, film and shop.
The Briefing - latest episodes
Joe Biden meets with Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida; Austria is set to make coronavirus vaccines compulsory; and we remember the life and music of Brazil’s legendary samba singer Elza Soares.
The US Supreme Court rejects a final attempt by Donald Trump to block access to documents relating to the Capitol riots. Plus: business news, the Latin American front pages and this week’s Global Countdown.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken visits Kyiv over brewing tensions on Ukraine’s border. Plus: The Turkish president’s offensive against K-pop and Netflix, and the latest in business, with Bloomberg, and urbanism.
Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock touches down in Moscow, the second day of the World Economic Forum gets underway and our Asia editor James Chambers brings us an update. Plus: Brazil’s booming pet industry.
North Korea fires its fourth missile test in a month, Québec’s premier wants to tax those who refuse a vaccine and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella talks licence fees and Sotheby’s IPO. Plus: the latest in business and the WEF.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson faces fresh calls to resign after reports of yet another two parties at 10 Downing Street. Plus: US president Joe Biden pushes for new voting-rights legislation, our weekly What We Learned…
What might the impasse in talks between Nato and Russia mean for Ukraine? Plus: economics and the French election, Monocle’s Nolan Giles has an update from Pitti Uomo and we head to Brazil for The Global Countdown.
Monocle 24’s health expert Chris Smith explains the WHO’s concerns over a huge spike in Omicron infections. Plus: Boris Johnson and the Downing Street party scandal, Austria’s communists and the week’s design news.
We bring you the latest revelations from the “bring-your-own-booze” lockdown party for the UK government in Downing Street. Plus: an update on the scandal engulfing Denmark’s spy agencies, a roundup of stories from Nicar…
What do the US and Russia want from diplomatic talks in Geneva? Plus: a court in Myanmar hands the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi another jail term, we explore President Macron’s relationship with the French and…
Former diplomat David Warren and Open Democracy’s Paul Rogers explain the significance of the alliance between Japan and the US. Plus: what the rest of the world can learn from Bristol’s reappraisal of its slavery heritage…
Why has Moscow sent its elite troops to quell violence in Kazakhstan? Plus: Monocle’s Chris Lord and Sasha Issenberg on the anniversary of the 6 January Capitol riot, the day’s business headlines and Monocle’s Lucinda…
We have the latest from Seoul as North Korea reportedly tests another ballistic missile. Plus: Israel considers lifting travel curbs, foreign policy under Germany’s new chancellor Olaf Scholz and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella…
We ask what’s next for Hong Kong as another independent media outlet closes its doors. Plus: Sweden and Finland refuse to rule out joining Nato; the day’s business headlines from Bloomberg; and Josh Cowls tells us about a…
Could Omicron help some nations to reach herd immunity? Plus: Turkey’s currency crisis, Monocle’s Guy De Launey on Croatia’s attempts to lure back its expat community and space scientist David Whitehouse on the James Webb…