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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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    • 4.3 • 129 Ratings

​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.

    Taking a right turn

    Taking a right turn

    Right-wing victories in Italy and Sweden have unsettled Europe, stoking concerns about a new rightward tilt. What’s behind the rise of populism in both countries and what does this mean for Europe? Andrew Mueller speaks to Ed Stocker, Nicholas Aylott, Francesco Costa and Chiara Rimella. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Explainer 335: Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin?

    Explainer 335: Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin?

    Andrew Mueller takes a look at the alleged founder of the Russian network of mercenaries the Wagner Group.

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    • 7 min
    Explainer 335: Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin?

    Explainer 335: Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin?

    Andrew Mueller takes a look at the alleged founder of the Russian network of mercenaries the Wagner Group.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    What future awaits Hong Kong?

    What future awaits Hong Kong?

    Twenty-five years ago, Hong Kong was handed back to China under a novel arrangement called “one country, two systems”. Following a tumultuous decade of unrest and government restrictions, what kind of future awaits Hong Kong? Andrew Mueller speaks to exiled pro-democracy activist Nathan Law, Professor Steve Tsang, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Tara Joseph and Monocle’s James Chambers.
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    • 42 min
    Explainer 334: What is the European Political Community?

    Explainer 334: What is the European Political Community?

    Next month, Prague will host the first summit of the European Political Community. Andrew Mueller explains what it is and how it differs from the European Union.

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    • 6 min
    Queen Elizabeth II: a funeral like no other

    Queen Elizabeth II: a funeral like no other

    The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be one of the largest diplomatic events in history. Emperors, kings, queens and other foreign leaders will descend on London to pay their respects to the UK’s longest-reigning monarch. How important will this event be in terms of international relations? Andrew Mueller speaks to King Letsie III of Lesotho, John Everard, Lucy Hume, Nic Robertson and Helen Zille.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

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 Mueller, as presenter. The wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to the show is invaluable.

Crimebrook ,

What it means to be English

Terrific show. Always informative engaging and challenging. This pod was particularly good talking about something we tend not to want to address 👍

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.

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