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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.

    Could Colombia’s generosity to migrants inspire others?

    Could Colombia’s generosity to migrants inspire others?

    Colombia’s president Iván Duque Márquez has announced that the country will grant nearly one million undocumented Venezuelan migrants the right to stay for 10 years, arguably a surprising move by a conservative government. Might other governments take notice of this compassionate and pragmatic pitch? In a world rebuilding itself, could a more enlightened, albeit opportunistic, policy towards migration make sense? Andrew Mueller is joined by Anastasia Moloney, Panu Poutvaara and Tessa Szyszkowitz.



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    • 31 min
    Explainer 245: Genocide – why won’t world leaders call it what it is?

    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 comes with ramifications. Andrew Mueller explains why most leaders will call it anything but ‘that’.

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    • 6 min
    Modi’s agricultural reforms: the last straw?

    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 their way of life. This week, the arrest of a young environmental activist who supported them sparked international outrage. We examine what the protests are about and ask how Narendra Modi’s response fits into a pattern of government by disruption. Andrew Mueller is joined by Shruti Kapila, Joanna Slater and Kapil Komireddi.


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    • 30 min
    Explainer 253: Guantanamo Bay – here to stay?

    Explainer 253: Guantanamo Bay – here to stay?

    The terrorist detention facility is arguably the most controversial prison in the world. Obama proclaimed he’d close it; Trump swore to add to it. Neither got what they wanted. Why? And what can Biden do with it now?

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    • 7 min
    Is something shifting in Russia?

    Is something shifting in Russia?

    ​In the wake of widespread winter protests across Russia, we look at how Alexei Navalny became the figurehead for opposition to Vladimir Putin. Are the ongoing protests building momentum? And, if so, is real change becoming more likely? Andrew Mueller is joined by Nataliya Vasilyeva, Andrei Kolesnikov and Mark Galeotti.

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    • 30 min
    Explainer 252: Somalia’s political problem

    Explainer 252: Somalia’s political problem

    Somalia failed to hold elections before the term of incumbent president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ended on Monday. Andrew Mueller explains the ramifications for the already fragile country.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 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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