If Scotland votes to be independent and leave the UK on 18 September its voice on the world stage might be a little quieter. Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is curious about what Scottish foreign policy might soon sound like.
After decades of Greek-Turkish conflict and division, could the island of Cyprus be nearing a reunification settlement? Mehmet Ali Talat, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, recognised only by Turkey, is…
It’s twice as big in area as Tel Aviv but it has only 200,000 residents – and a reputation for being dusty and dreary. Be’er-Sheva’s mayor, however, plans to change that. But the makeover leaves little space for the local…
Every now and then, usually after another weekend of engineering works on the London Underground, I reacquaint myself with my bicycle, which has been gathering dust in the hallway throughout the winter.
Despite being targeted by a bomb attack in which she lost an arm and leg, political TV journalist May Chidiac, a staunch critic of Syria, remains defiant and is back presenting for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation.
Winner of Afghanistan’s only Olympic medal, taekwondo athlete Rohullah Nikpai is a sporting icon. Yet, in a country where violence occurs everyday, winning the respect of his fellow countrymen means almost as much.
Hungary’s foreign affairs minister discusses the challenges facing his country’s EU presidency, the importance of an increased role for central Europe and his government’s reputation for media bashing.