Episodes
Bill Hayton discusses the sentence against Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster Truong My Lan. Also in the programme: Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko’s visit to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. Plus: we get the highlights from the Watches & Wonders trade fair in Geneva and the latest news in the world of transport. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/12/24
Published 04/12/24
We discuss the likelihood of a retaliation against Israel by Iran with Lizzie Porter and Bill Law. Also in the programme: we learn the outcome of South Korea’s parliamentary elections with Joon Ha and check in with Andrew Mueller at the Delphi Economic Forum. Plus” we hear why Pacific island leaders are granting whales and dolphins “legal person” status. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/11/24
We take the temperature of US-Japan relations as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits President Biden in Washington DC. Also on the programme: Ankara based journalist Victoria Craig on why Turkey is halting exports to Israel and Stephen Dalziel explains a new form of protest using saucepans by The Way Home group of military wives and mothers in Russia. Plus: the shortlist for this year’s International Booker Prize. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/10/24
With seven months to go until the US election, we discuss how things are shaping up as the old foes try new tactics. Plus: Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador, Zimbabwe’s new currency and Thailand’s response to unrest in Myanmar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/09/24
Six months into the conflict in Gaza, an absence of a clear resolution to a conflict that is increasingly isolating Israel remains. Then: Russia makes moves to overrun Ukrainian defences before more Western aid arrives, we ask whether China will use artificial intelligence to disrupt elections in the US, South Korea and India, and we take a look inside Oneworld’s first dedicated lounge in Europe. Plus: a global and Swiss paper review. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/08/24
Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival and member of the war cabinet, Benny Gantz, calls for early elections, Myanmar’s opposition carries out a drone attack on junta-controlled Naypyidaw, Moscow declares that Russia and Nato are now in “direct confrontation” and we celebrate the life and legacy of Gaetano Pesce. Plus: Andrew Mueller takes a look at what we learned this week.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/05/24
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Nato. We assess the alliance’s future at a worrying time for global security. Then we hear why the Philippines’ navy is preparing for the worst-case scenario in the South China Sea and discuss the future of UK and US arms sales to Israel. Plus: McKinsey experts on the future of the urban environment, and the life and legacy of Guadeloupe’s grand storyteller Maryse Condé, who has died at the age of 90. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/04/24
Emmanuel Macron hosts Antony Blinken in Paris for talks on Ukraine and Gaza, and EU leaders head to Lithuania while Belarus conducts military drills near its border. Plus: we discuss Bassirou Diomaye Faye as he is sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president and explore the world of Heath Ceramics with studio director Tung Chiang. Also in the programme: the first politician generated by artificial intelligence.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/03/24
Join Monocle’s Emma Nelson as she goes through the current affairs stories of the day, including Portugal’s new prime minister being sworn in and a review of the front pages with analyst Charles Hecker. Plus: aviation news with FlightGlobal’s Greg Waldron in Singapore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/02/24
Voters head to the polls in Turkey to vote in local and mayoral elections in what’s being seen as a test for President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan. Plus: the return of Isis, Australia’s diplomatic deficit and Austria’s vacancy tax. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/01/24
China rolls out the red carpet for global chief executives at Beijing’s development forum. Plus: Narendra Modi’s government faces criticism following the arrest of another opposition leader, news from the world of film and France launches its first-ever cheese museum.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/29/24
As farmers protest across Europe, we get the latest on a possible grain deal between Poland and Ukraine. Then: protesters take to the streets in Hungary over a corruption case and the latest threats to Slovakia’s public broadcaster. Plus: design news and why Italians talk with their hands. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/28/24
We discuss Emmanuel Macron’s three-day state visit to Brazil, Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, reports from Oakland as Robert F Kennedy Jr announces his presidential running mate and we join Monocle’s Asia editor, James Chambers, from The Chiefs conference in Hong Kong. Plus: Karl Lagerfeld’s last Paris residence sells for double the starting price.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/27/24
We discuss tensions between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, and what they mean for Ukraine. Plus, plans for a significant upgrade to the security alliance between the US and Japan, Boeing’s management reshuffle and technology news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/26/24
The crisis in Haiti continues to spiral as political parties edge closer to forming a security council. Will a new government halt the Caribbean nation’s nosedive? Plus: fugitive separatist Carles Puigdemont plans to run in Catalan elections, the latest trade and economy news and a special interview with ambassador Mark Green. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/25/24
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been given the green light to begin EU accession talks. We discuss what this means with Monocle’s Balkans correspondent Guy de Launey. Plus: Washington pushes for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and we get the latest fashion news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/22/24
We discuss what will be on the agenda at the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels with associate editor at Politico, Suzanne Lynch. Also in the programme: we get the latest on Vietnam president Vo Van Thuong’s resignation and find out why Canada is stopping future arms shipments to Israel. Plus: we flick through the April issue of Monocle as it hits newsstands. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/21/24
As negotiations in Doha resume, we discuss the likelihood of a temporary truce in Gaza after months of devastating war. Plus: protests in Argentina, US domestic politics and why Slovakia’s forthcoming presidential election is crucial for the EU.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/20/24
Israel denies the EU’s accusation that it is using starvation as a weapon of war. Plus, Hong Kong’s Article 23 security legislation nears a vote and Mark Galeotti introduces the Kremlin elite of the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/19/24
We get the latest from Gaza, explore the relevance of the third Summit for Democracy and question an EU cash-for-migration deal with Egypt. Plus: the director of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, and how to legislate happiness in California. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/18/24
We discuss this weekend’s presidential election in Russia, which will grant Vladimir Putin another six-year term. Plus: US efforts to involve Japan in providing additional military support to Ukraine, the future of government in the Netherlands and theatre news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/15/24
We speak with Ukrainian MP Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze about the EU’s new military fund, South Korea and the US finish up their Freedom Shield drills amid tensions with North Korea, a Pew Research survey tells us how to fix democracy and Celine prepares to launch a new makeup line. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/14/24
Germany rules on whether the far-right Alternative für Deutschland party should be designated as a suspected extremist organisation. Sudha David-Wilp, director of the German Marshall Fund’s Berlin office, gives us the latest. Meanwhile, we ask: is the Aukus submarine deal on the brink of collapse, following the US navy’s decision to cut submarine budgets? Plus: a report from Mipim in Cannes and this year’s Hay Festival line-up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/13/24
Siemon Wezeman, senior researcher with the Sipri Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, tells us about the think tank’s latest report on global weapons sales. Plus: Joe Biden hosts Poland’s president and prime minister in Washington, Mipim kicks off in Cannes and a special interview with director Brian Knappenberger about his ground-breaking new docuseries, ‘Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/12/24