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​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

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​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

    Nicaragua: How to write yourself into exile

    Nicaragua: How to write yourself into exile

    Once a good friend and political ally of Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega, novelist Sergio Ramírez finds himself an enemy of the state. Andrew Mueller explains how this plot developed.

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    • 5 min
    Did we win the war on terrorism?

    Did we win the war on terrorism?

    As the US commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Taliban are back in power in Afghanistan. How has the threat of terrorism changed in the two decades since the beginning of the War on Terror? Andrew Mueller speaks to Nathan Sales, David Kilcullen and Farah Pandith.

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    • 30 min
    Guinea: back under military rule

    Guinea: back under military rule

    Guinea is no stranger to military coups but it had been hoped that the appointment of the country’s first elected leader, President Condé, would mark a new era of democracy. A little more than a decade, and a constitutional amendment, later Condé was ousted. Andrew Mueller explains what we know so far.

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    • 6 min
    A New Dawn for Zambia?

    A New Dawn for Zambia?

    It was a case of sixth time lucky for Hakainde Hichilema, who has become Zambia’s new president after five unsuccessful attempts. He inherits a troubled economy but his victory has raised hopes for change. How has he triumphed at last? And what effect might he have on aspiring leaders across Africa? Andrew Mueller speaks to Bizeck J Phiri, Michael Kaluba and Steph Chungu.

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    • 27 min
    Are Israel and Palestine really working things out?

    Are Israel and Palestine really working things out?

    Israel’s defence minister and deputy prime minister, Benny Gantz, paid a visit to the West Bank, marking Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s first official meeting with a senior Israeli politician in more than a decade. Andrew Mueller explains how this appears to be more than it really is.

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    • 6 min
    Afghanistan’s growing diaspora

    Afghanistan’s growing diaspora

    US president Joe Biden has vowed to plough ahead with the evacuation of those trying to flee Afghanistan, despite Thursday’s deadly bombing by Islamic State. As tens of thousands move to escape Taliban rule, Afghanistan’s diaspora is about to grow larger. What is the journey out of Kabul like? Will the US welcome this wave of new arrivals with compassion? And what lessons can we learn from previous generations of Afghan refugees? Andrew Mueller speaks to Fatimah Hossaini, Ryan Williams, and Nelufar Hedayat.


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

dimblebubby ,

Eloquently put, informative balance

Andrew Mueller is the highlight here. Really enjoy hearing the way he delineates complex problems. It’s not so wry it becomes glib, it’s just right. Keep it up.

MBelderson ,

It's actually two shows in one. Both are brilliant

There’s the bite-sized Explainers: excellent short analyses of a single foreign affairs new event. And then there’s the longer weekly show which digs deeper into an issue and is unrivalled even by the BBC’s many but increasingly gimmicky current affairs programmes.

The secret is having a heavyweight journalist, Andrew Muelluer, as presenter. The wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to the show is invaluable.

Chineseblister ,

Great

Great to hear about Taiwan and other interesting stories.
Keep up the good work

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