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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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Wednesday 3 March:

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lays out his US foreign policy ambitions. Plus: Australia’s theatres reopen and why a once-flagging reality TV format has captured imaginations in Brazil.

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23733 Mar 2021
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Wednesday 3 March: 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lays out his US foreign policy ambitions. Plus: Australia’s theatres reopen and why a once-flagging reality TV format has captured imaginations in Brazil.

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23722 Mar 2021
20 min

Tuesday 2 March: 

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy is convicted of corruption. Plus: New York’s mayoral race and why Canada’s national mail carrier is sending a blank postcard to every household.

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23711 Mar 2021
20 min

Monday 1 March: 

Why Chile’s coronavirus vaccination programme is one of the most successful in the world. Plus: Edinburgh’s historic George Street becomes pedestrianised and we discuss the Golden Globe awards.

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237026 Feb 2021
20 min

Friday 26 February: 

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair speaks to Monocle about how Europe can clear a path out of the pandemic. Plus: a new platform in Japan to report loud neighbours and a letter from New York City.

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236925 Feb 2021
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Thursday 25 February: 

Can diplomacy bring Myanmar’s military coup to an end? Plus: why some of Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees are struggling to secure confirmation and the world’s first port for flying electric vehicles takes shape in the UK.

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236824 Feb 2021
20 min

Wednesday 24 February: 

The UN launches a security review after the death of Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. Plus: Joe Biden meets Justin Trudeau, and Austria’s sleek new night trains.

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236723 Feb 2021
20 min

Tuesday 23 February: 

Hearings into the violence on Capitol Hill in January begin in the US Senate. Plus: Canada’s search for a new figurehead and the long goodbye to England’s lockdown is set in motion.

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236622 Feb 2021
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Monday 22 February: 

The next steps to ease the UK’s lockdown, why thousands of residents of Hong Kong might want to relocate and the 100th anniversary of Brazil’s ‘Folha de Sao Paulo’ newspaper.

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236519 Feb 2021
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Friday 19 February: 

Seiko Hashimoto becomes the new head of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Plus: press freedom in Hong Kong, a letter from New York and Ted Cruz’s holiday.

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236418 Feb 2021
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Thursday 18 February: 

Facebook blocks its news feeds in Australia. Plus: Rush Limbaugh’s influence on political discourse in the US and how to lure shoppers back to our high streets.

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236317 Feb 2021
20 min

Wednesday 17 February: 

Joe Biden discusses his agenda at a town-hall event in Wisconsin. Plus: should Switzerland’s lockdown be eased and why Helsinki is launching its own art biennial.

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236216 Feb 2021
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Tuesday 16 February: 

An independent commission is to be established in the US to investigate the violence by Donald Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill. Plus: protests continue in Haiti and the rising fortunes of Disney+.

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236115 Feb 2021
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Monday 15 February: 

The UK’s hotel quarantine begins today. Could the collapse of big retailers lead to a repurposing of high street buildings? And a box-office hit in China. With Carlota Rebelo, Andrew Tuck and Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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236012 Feb 2021
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Friday 12 February: 

Japan’s Olympics chief resigns; rebranding British fish; and our weekly letter from New York tackles pavement politics.

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235911 Feb 2021
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Thursday 11 February: 

Former US president Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial enters its third day. Plus: Justin Trudeau’s public transport pledge; and Berlin gives pedestrians the right of way.

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