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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.

    The trouble with Taiwan

    The trouble with Taiwan

    Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip was met with fury in Beijing, raising fears of a potential clash between the US and China. Was Pelosi’s visit a good idea? Can any lessons be drawn from Lithuania’s David-and-Goliath clash with China? Where do we go from here? Monocle’s Andrew Mueller speaks to Samson Ellis, Lithuania’s minister of foreign affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis and Bonnie Glaser. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Explainer 327: Why is Serbia irate over licence plates?

    Explainer 327: Why is Serbia irate over licence plates?

    Kosovo intends to implement a policy that requires drivers in the country to use Kosovan licence plates but Serbia isn’t happy. Andrew Mueller explains what this is really about. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    The art of not taking sides

    The art of not taking sides

    While much of the west is united against Russia’s war in Ukraine, other countries have avoided taking sides. What does it really mean to be neutral and is non-alignment still possible in today’s connected world? To examine the cases of South Africa, Switzerland, Japan and Sweden, Andrew Mueller speaks to Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Benno Zogg, Pälvi Pulli, Tomohiko Taniguchi and Elisabeth Braw.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Explainer 326: David Trimble

    Explainer 326: David Trimble

    Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party David Trimble has died at the age of 77. Andrew Mueller explains how he helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland in 1998. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    Ukraine: how to combat war fatigue

    Ukraine: how to combat war fatigue

    Five months after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, the Monocle 24 team is back on the ground to update us on the conflict. Are Ukrainians afraid of dropping out of the news cycle in allied countries? How do you prevent that from happening and why is it important to keep the war on the front pages? Andrew Mueller speaks to Martin Bell, Olga Tokariuk, Carlota Rebelo and Chris Cermak.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Explainer 325: A mix-up in Mali?

    Explainer 325: A mix-up in Mali?

    Earlier this week, Mali arrested 49 soldiers from the Côte d’Ivoire who had arrived in the country as part of an ongoing UN mission. Andrew Mueller explains if this was a moment of confusion, or defiance.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Sarita7981 ,

Weekly explainer is hilarious ..

..And Informative too. Keep it up. Some of the other items are a bit dry but I tune in just to listen to the Explainer. I like the sound effects too Thanks for making my week.

nubs. ,

What was once ‘the source’ has become typical liberal-bias

This is so sad because Andrew Mueller has been a true hero of mine, both as a journalist and commentator, for many years. But enough is enough with the way this has become so bias … look no further than the way they cover Biden as a hero versus the way they covered Trump as the world’s villain. It is obvious to any intelligent centered person. Also I have a huge problem with that he has people on there to speak for the United States they only speak for one side — just listen to the pundit on the ‘Year in Review’ episode, who is a joke. The villain of 2021 is “the Republican Party”? Seriously? It just seems to be typical to what happens to any credible media outlet in this day and age. Really unfortunate … Mueller was truly one of the last journalism greats standing. I am unsubscribing today.

Alexy Dub ,

Asking the Right Questions

Asks why people and states do what they do from their perspective instead of our own. Seems so simple but so rare in journalism today, but is the key to understanding why so many conflicts and disputes are intractable until those internal constituencies are worn out or change their expectations. Just a deeper grasp on the forces that are shaping our lives. Excellent.

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