Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


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Presented by Andrew Mueller, 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.


The Foreign Desk - The Putin problem

March 8th, 2014

Episode 10 of 280 episodes

Steve Bloomfield is joined by commentator Tonia Samsonova and author Ben Judah to discuss why Vladimir Putin continues to baffle the West. From his rise to power at the turn of the century to his attempts to rebuild Russian influence around the world, we profile the enigmatic president. Also featuring Nina Khrushcheva and Joshua Yaffa.

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