Monocle 24: The Globalist



The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocles morning news programme. Join Monocle 24s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.


  • G7 foreign ministers meet in Capri

    17/04/2024 Duración: 59min

     The foreign ministers of the G7 nations touch down in Capri to discuss the crisis in the Middle East and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Then: Georgia’s controversial bill on ‘foreign influence’ and a look at the debate around South Africa’s National Health Insurance. Plus: newspapers, television news, 100 days to go before the Olympic Games and we speak with luxury home-appliance manufacturer Gaggenau. See for privacy information.

  • Trump’s historic day in criminal court and Salone del Mobile starts

    16/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    We discuss rising tensions in the Middle East amid fears of an Israeli military response to Iran’s weekend attacks. We also have the latest on Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial, Croatia’s parliamentary elections and Monocle’s team in Milan checks in from the first day of the 62nd edition of Salone del Mobile. Plus: a special interview with the former Commanding General of US Army Europe, Ben Hodges, on the laws of engagement in Ukraine, Gaza and beyond.See for privacy information.

  • Iran launches missile strikes in Israel and the Thailand-Myanmar border crisis

    15/04/2024 Duración: 59min

    The latest on the conflict in the Middle East following Iran's reprisal attack on Israel. Then: after days of clashes, we discuss the unrest at the Thailand-Myanmar border. Plus: the implications of Senegal’s new presidency for regional dynamics and fashion news.See for privacy information.

  • The sentencing of Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster, Truong My Lan

    12/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Will Iran retaliate against Israel?

    11/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the US and the International Booker Prize 2024

    10/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador and Zimbabwe’s new currency

    09/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Israel’s isolation grows six months into war against Hamas in Gaza

    08/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Benny Gantz calls for early elections in Israel

    05/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Nato at 75: Old enemies, new faultlines

    04/04/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • EU leaders head to Lithuania to show solidarity

    03/04/2024 Duración: 57min

    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 for privacy information.

  • A round-up of the day’s news

    02/04/2024 Duración: 01h13s

    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 for privacy information.

  • Turkey’s local elections: a test for Erdogan

    01/04/2024 Duración: 59min

    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 for privacy information.

  • How is Beijing trying to woo foreign investment?

    29/03/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Is a grain deal in sight for Poland and Ukraine?

    28/03/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Emmanuel Macron in Brazil and Robert F Kennedy Jr announces running mate

    27/03/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Tensions rise between France and Germany over Ukraine

    26/03/2024 Duración: 59min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Is there a way out of Haiti’s nightmare?

    25/03/2024 Duración: 58min

    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 for privacy information.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina’s road to EU membership

    22/03/2024 Duración: 53min

    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 for privacy information.

  • EU summit in Brussels and Vietnam’s president resigns

    21/03/2024 Duración: 59min

    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 for privacy information.

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