Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Explainer 321: Belgium returns a Congolese hero’s golden tooth

Belgium has returned a tooth, the last remains of the murdered Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba,...

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The evolution of Putin

The course of recent world history and the future of Ukraine rests on the whim of one man:...

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Explainer 320: The Rwanda deportations

Andrew Mueller explains the UK government’s plan to deport certain migrants to Rwanda. See...

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Globsec 2022 Bratislava Forum, part two

In the second of our special episodes recorded at Globsec, Andrew Mueller sits down with...

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Explainer 319: The BJP and the contagious nature of indignation

Andrew Mueller explains how two throwaway, ill-thought-out comments from members of India’s...

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The Foreign Desk in Bratislava

In this special episode of The Foreign Desk, we travel to Slovakia for the Globsec 2022...

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Explainer 318: The Japanese Red Army

Following the release of Fusako Shigenobu, the co-founder of the Japanese Red Army, Andrew...

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Kevin Rudd: How to Avert a Conflict Between China and the US

In this special episode, Andrew Mueller sits down with the former prime minister of Australia,...

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Explainer 317: Why is Africa divided over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

As the president of Senegal prepares to visit Moscow and Kyiv in the coming weeks on behalf of...

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Finland and Sweden bid to join Nato: why now?

Sweden and Finland have submitted their applications to become Nato’s 31st and 32nd...

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Explainer 316: A Davos special in association with Finnish Flow

Following a Covid delay, the annual World Economic Forum at Davos is finally taking place again...

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Children of giants

In this special episode of ‘The Foreign Desk’, we speak to the descendants of major...

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Explainer 315: Taliban and the burqa

When the Taliban retook power in Afghanistan in the wake of the allied forces’ sudden...

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In sickness and in health: world leaders and illness

We all suffer from illness but, for world leaders, it can be a major PR challenge. Can one...

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Explainer 314: The ghost of Kyiv and other stories

Andrew Mueller delves into the world of wartime legends and explains who “the ghost of...

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What is the future of space co-operation?

As space enthusiasts celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 16, we examine how space has been...

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What is the future of space co-operation?

As space enthusiasts celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 16, we examine how space has been...

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Explainer 313: The case for compulsory voting

Almost 30 per cent of the French electorate declined to vote last weekend, while a projected 90...

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What does it mean to be English?

On St George’s Day, we discuss the complexities of Englishness. What does it mean to be...

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Explainer 312: Is there peace after InfoWars?

The far-right conspiracy website, headed by radio host Alex Jones, has filed for bankruptcy...

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