Monday 15 November
00:00 / 00:00
15 November 2021
Has the Cop26 summit failed to take meaningful action on climate change? Plus: Joe Biden and Xi Jinping discuss their differences; we explore the influence of the Gaddafi family on Libyan politics; and Monocle’s Chris Lord reviews the day’s papers.
15 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
The military build-up continues on Ukraine’s border but what about the hybrid war that’s been happening behind the scenes? Plus: business news, this week’s ‘What we learned’ and a culture round-up.
Hear from our team in Kyiv and Monocle 24’s security correspondent as preparations continue for a possible military conflict with Russia. Plus: US supreme court justice Stephen Breyer is retiring and our weekly ‘Global…
With military preparations underway in case of Russia’s invasion, we hear from Monocle’s team in Kyiv and from former Nato army chief General Richard Shirreff. Plus: a coup in Burkina Faso, Italy’s presidential vote and…
As concern that Russia’s troops might invade Ukraine grows, we look at the US strategy in the region. Plus: business news with Bloomberg, turbulence ahead for Cathay Pacific and this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index.
Burkina Faso’s president has been detained amid anti-government protests, the UK and the US ask staff to leave the embassy in Kyiv, Germany’s CDU party has a new leader and we remember French designer Thierry Mugler.
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…