Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

‘The Middle East Crisis Factory’

How did the Middle East get broken, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for...

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Explainer 260: Jordan’s royal rift

Jordan’s usually placid and stable monarchy has been rocked this week, after the sudden...

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Why did Brazil’s defence chiefs quit?

In the biggest crisis of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency so far, the heads of the army, navy...

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Explainer 259: Nordic Council of Ministers series, part one: Education

‘The Foreign Desk’ has teamed up with the Nordic Council of Ministers for a series of...

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António Guterres

In this special episode of ‘The Foreign Desk’, Monocle’s news editor...

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Explainer 258: What are Benjamin Netanyahu’s options?

The results from Israel’s fourth election in two years are currently inconclusive. Andrew...

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Who are the Boko Haram copycats?

Ever since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in 2014, other...

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Explainer 257: A new united leadership in Libya

After over six years of a split government, Libyans are now looking forward to a new united...

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Has the Taliban won?

Violence in Afghanistan has increased in recent months, notably in the form of targeted attacks...

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Explainer 256: What the monarchy means to the English

Recent fallings out within the British royal family have caused quite the stir around the world....

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Papal diplomacy

As Pope Francis makes the first ever papal visit to Iraq, we look at his unofficial but important...

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Explainer 255: Sentencing Sarkozy

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been convicted for attempted bribery and potentially...

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Explainer 255: Sentencing Sarkozy

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been convicted for attempted bribery and potentially...

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Could Colombia’s generosity to migrants inspire others?

Colombia’s president Iván Duque Márquez has announced that the country will grant nearly...

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Explainer 245: Genocide – why won’t world leaders call it what it is?

To enact genocide is to commit the most heinous of crimes deserving the strongest of...

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Modi’s agricultural reforms: the last straw?

For the past six months, Indian farmers have been protesting against agricultural reforms that...

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Explainer 253: Guantanamo Bay – here to stay?

The terrorist detention facility is arguably the most controversial prison in the world. Obama...

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Is something shifting in Russia?

​In the wake of widespread winter protests across Russia, we look at how Alexei Navalny...

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Explainer 252: Somalia’s political problem

Somalia failed to hold elections before the term of incumbent president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed...

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Who is the ‘international community’?

On Monday morning, the military seized control of Myanmar and detained the country’s...

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