We explore the latest escalation in the tensions between Russia and Ukraine as troops mass in Belarus. Plus: Indonesia names its new capital and we profile Roberta Metsola, the new president of the European parliament.
Is the EU finally preparing to create its own defence force? Plus: the landmark conviction of a senior member of the Syrian regime, what we’ve learned this week and a preview of a 24-hour concert at London’s Barbican.
Monocle 24’s Westminster watcher Vincent McAviney has the latest as Boris Johnson fights to save his political career. Plus: we profile Valérie Pécresse, France’s centre-right presidential candidate, find out why Iran and China are developing closer ties and hear a theatre round-up from critic Matt Wolf.
We discuss Joe Biden’s attempts to push through voting reform, which he describes as ‘the biggest test of America’s democracy since the civil war’. Plus: the UN’s aid appeal for Afghanistan and Novak Djokovic’s visa row.
This week’s flurry of diplomacy aims to address what Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, says he wants. He cannot get it. Does an invasion of Ukraine hang in the balance?
At an annual jamboree of economists our correspondent finds an unusual focus on the future—in particular the future of home working. And why Cuba has an enormous trade in grey-market garlic.
We get the latest on the withdrawal of Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa due to his vaccination status and explore how Europe is dealing with the spread of the Omicron variant. Plus: the environmental impact of empty flights and a look at what we’ve learned this week. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide.
It was a year ago today that a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. How has that attack changed Congress?
And more and more middle-class Americans, with jobs and families sympathize with fringe groups. What happens when extremism goes mainstream? Plus, why the CDC has been fumbling its public messaging.
Why are the world’s most heavily armed nations trying to stop the build-up of nuclear weapons?
Plus: we explore the significance of Elizabeth Holmes’s conviction, review the Swiss papers and find out why David Bowie’s estate has sold the publishing rights to his “entire body of work”.
A.M. Edition for Jan. 4. China has failed to live up to its end of a 2020 trade deal with the U.S., buying far fewer American products and services than promised.
But will President Biden retaliate and risk reigniting the trade war? WSJ’s Josh Zumbrun walks us through China’s lackluster spending and the options facing the White House as it considers its response. Luke Vargas hosts.
France imposes new restrictions on anti-vaccine movement, violence escalates in Myanmar, President Biden speaks to leader of Ukraine, and Finland politics. From London.