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The Monocle Daily

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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Wednesday 18 January:

Turkey and Russia fly their first joint operation against Isis in Syria, ‘The New York Times’ publishes a lengthy review of itself and its adaptation to the digital age and we look at the protests taking place ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration.

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135318 Jan 2017
00:58:50

Wednesday 18 January: 

Turkey and Russia fly their first joint operation against Isis in Syria, ‘The New York Times’ publishes a lengthy review of itself and its adaptation to the digital age and we look at the protests taking place ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration.

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135217 Jan 2017
01:00:00

Tuesday 17 January: 

We look to the US as president Barack Obama commutes the sentence of Chelsea Manning. Meanwhile in the UK, prime minister Theresa May outlines the meaning of Brexit – but is it what anybody voted for? Plus: Syria peace talks in Astana, the history of presidential inaugurations and what King Felipe VI of Spain brought back from Saudi Arabia.

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135116 Jan 2017
01:00:00

Monday 16 January: 

Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, sounds even less compromising on China than his boss; we take a closer look. Plus: Turkey’s parliament gives initial approval to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to make himself even more powerful and we ask if Paris’s Centre Pompidou is really worth another €100m.

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135013 Jan 2017
00:58:38

Friday 13 January: 

We discuss China’s long-term foreign-policy ambitions and ask why the US is ending its policy to grant residency to Cubans who arrive in the country without a visa. Plus: what makes for a great political collaboration?

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134912 Jan 2017
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Thursday 12 January: 

Do journalists need to adapt their trade in order to accurately reflect Donald Trump's presidency? We also discuss whether South Africa's next leader could be a woman and find out why birds are posing a danger to planes at Beirut's airport.

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134811 Jan 2017
01:00:00

Wednesday 11 January: 

Former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov and foreign-affairs specialist at ‘The Times’, Michael Binyon, examine Donald Trump's relationship with Russia. Plus: the inexorable rise of Italy's Five Star Movement and military tensions between Taiwan and China.

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134710 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 10 January: 

We ask whether Barack Obama’s presidency has been a success, if Iraq’s armed forces are gaining momentum against Isis and whether Jared Kushner is anything more than a young version of Donald Trump.

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13469 Jan 2017
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Monday 9 January: 

Will the ‘One China’ policy determine Washington’s relationship with Taiwan? We also discuss Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s impact on Iranian politics and ask why Justin Trudeau is planning a campaign-style tour of Canada.

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13456 Jan 2017
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Friday 6 January: 

We ask what new information Donald Trump may have received in his latest intelligence briefing, learn why US ambassadors chosen by the Obama administration will soon be flying home and hear why Germany is being sued by Namibians for genocide. Plus: a refurbished JFK International Airport?

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13445 Jan 2017
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Thursday 5 January: 

We assess the findings of the US’s ongoing inquiry into the alleged hacking of its presidential election and ask why the Mexican government is losing favour with the people. Plus: what might go in the future George Lucas museum?

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13434 Jan 2017
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Wednesday 4 January: 

We ask whether the era of political polling has had its day and analyse Germany’s security outlook. Plus: why is the US media landscape on the move?

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13423 Jan 2017
00:58:45

Tuesday 3 January: 

We assess how the resignation of the UK's most senior European diplomat will affect Brexit. Plus: the latest on the US’s row over its Office of Congressional Ethics – and how battle-ready are North Korea’s nukes?

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13412 Jan 2017
01:00:00

Monday 2 January: 

We assess the security outlook for Turkey, learn how a corruption enquiry in Israel could affect the career of its prime minister and future relations with the US and ask whether the German military could soon be more active overseas.

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134030 Dec 2016
00:31:18

Special - Sjon interview: 

To celebrate the holiday season we’re revisiting a few fine discussions with some much-loved authors. Today we meet Sjon, who was born in Reykjavík and has worked with Lars von Trier and Bjork; he even had a four-year stint in politics. He tells Georgina Godwin about his latest novel ‘Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was’.

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133929 Dec 2016
00:29:11

Special - Magda Subanski interview: 

To celebrate the holiday season we’re revisiting a few fine discussions with some much-loved authors. Ever heard an author compare the act of writing their book to a dog farting? That’s the verdict of one of Australia’s most beloved comedy greats, Magda Szubanksi – not because it stinks, more because it just slipped out.

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