Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Papal diplomacy

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

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Explainer 255: Sentencing Sarkozy

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

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Explainer 255: Sentencing Sarkozy

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

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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 one million...

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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 consequences. But calling it out...

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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 they say will destroy...

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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 proclaimed he’d...

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Is something shifting in Russia?

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

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Explainer 252: Somalia’s political problem

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

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Who is the ‘international community’?

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

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Explainer 251: The Greene party

The Trump era is over but congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has sprinted forward to take the baton. Is the GOP...

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Tahrir Square, 10 years on

Ten years after Egyptians rose up against long-ruling dictator Hosni Mubarak during the first hopeful weeks of the...

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Explainer 250: Jerry Rawlings

Andrew Mueller looks back on the eventful life of Ghana’s longest-serving president. See...

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The future of migrant caravans

A migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US has been halted by military personnel in Guatemala,...

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What’s next for Uganda?

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has been declared the winner in a general election. We look at what it...

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Explainer 249: The future of migrant caravans

A migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US has been halted by military personnel in Guatemala,...

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Vacci-nations

As coronavirus vaccine programmes begin rolling out around the world, we explore a nation’s duties, interests...

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Explainer 248: Qatar: the end of the Gulf’s grudge match

After years of being ostracised by its fellow Arab countries, Qatar has rapidly been welcomed back into the fold....

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The Foreign Desk Live: where do Trump’s supporters go now?

In this special live edition of ‘The Foreign Desk’ Andrew Mueller is joined by Suzanne Lynch, Cynthia...

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Explainer 247: The fight for the Central African Republic

CAR president Faustin-Archange Touadéra has been re-elected for another term. However widespread violence from...

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