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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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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.

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Explainer 37: Japan and Russia’s dispute over the Kuril Islands

October 12th, 2016

Episode 201 of 217 episodes

In December Russian president Vladimir Putin will fly to Nagato for a summit with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Ending Tokyo’s longstanding dispute with Moscow over the southern Kuril Islands will be a top priority. We discuss why.

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