Thursday 5 January
00:00 / 00:00
5 January 2023
What will today’s funeral of Pope Benedict XVI look like? Plus: the latest on the US House of Representatives’ new speaker nominations, non-permanent members join the UN Security Council and India’s approach to the war in Ukraine.
5 January 2023
As the West suffers the economic consequences of the war in Ukraine, India seems to be reaping the benefits of cheap Russian oil and its position as a possible bridge between Russia and the rest of the world. We hear how New Delhi views Russia’s attack on Ukraine and whether its approach could change in the future.
Share chapter 1
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 Globalist - latest episodes
Jenny Mathers on the directions in which Ukraine and Russia are moving as Moscow prepares its spring assault. Plus: The latest on relief efforts in Turkey from the epicentres of the earthquakes, the day’s papers and the…
Hong Kong’s biggest national-security trial yet begins. Plus: a trade dispute between the EU and Washington, the latest TV news and how the war is changing Ukraine’s historically patriarchal society.
The US military searches for the remains of the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon. Plus: a major earthquake strikes Turkey and Syria, protests in India over the Adani scandal and the 2023 Grammy Awards.
The presidents of the European Commission and European Council, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. Plus: the new “Hello Hong Kong” campaign, Chad’s new embassy in Israel…
A look ahead to the EU-Ukraine summit. Plus: Belgium’s crackdown on Russian diamonds, the return of the ball season in Vienna, a flick through today’s papers and the latest from Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Finland’s Nato dilemma: will the country go it alone without Sweden? Plus: the blockade of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Italy’s ‘silver tsunami’ and what does the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index reveal about the…
Monocle’s US Editor, Christopher Lord, joins us from Seattle as Boeing delivers the last 747 that it will ever build. Plus: how did New Zealand set the inflation target rate for the world? And what can we learn from Barnes…
US slaps sanctions on a Chinese company for allegedly supplying satellite images to the Wagner Group. Plus: Russia’s shifting focus after Western powers promise tanks for Ukraine, and Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg visits…
Today on the show, we unpack the ethical conundrum faced by Ukrainian journalists who must choose between professional duty and patriotism. Plus, India’s Modi documentary ban, the latest Nordic news, and Walt Disney turns…
The reaction in Germany to Olaf Scholz’s decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Plus: classified documents are found at the home of Mike Pence, North Korea goes into lockdown and conceptual artist Marina Abramović on…
As Finland’s foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, hints that the country might have to go it alone with its Nato application, we give you the latest from Helsinki. Plus: Lebanon’s former prime minister faces charges over the…
We report on the EU’s new sanctions against Iran. Plus: a look at South Africa’s worsening energy crisis and controversial plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia and China, the latest fashion news, and this year’s…
We report on new military support for Ukraine from western allies and on continuing protests in Peru. We also bring you the business news and, given the latest layoffs in the technology sector, ask, “Has the bubble burst…
Defence leaders from dozens of countries and Nato meet at Ramstein Air Base to discuss arming Ukraine. Plus: China’s latest censorship crackdown and the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon.
Jacinda Ardern makes a surprise resignation announcement. Plus: Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky’s public statements about the war in Ukraine, the latest culture news and the Tokyo baseball stadium that’s under threat…