Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


News & Politics

Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day. Featured as a ‘best classic podcast’ in the iTunes best of 2016 collection.


Kim Jong-un now finds himself facing a foe who also understands the awesome and disorienting power of unpredictability. How will North Korea negotiate the age of Donald Trump?

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With the triggering of Article 50, Brexit will mean that the UK will have a physical border with the EU. But how would that work?

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Who is Martin Schulz?

February 11th, 2017

As Germany gears up for the federal election in September, we profile SPD’s candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz. After a successful stint as European Parliament president, his popularity at home is growing. But is it enough to beat Angela Merkel?

Southern Cameroons is predominantly English-speaking, whereas the rest of Cameroon speaks French. While this might not seem like a big deal it has been at the centre of a conflict between both region and in recent weeks, the squabble has flared up again.