Monocle - Issue 54
Monocle is a distinctive mix of smart journalism, international awareness and sharp design. Focusing on global affairs, business, culture and design, Monocle's mission is to keep an eye on the world.
Issue 54 steams ahead with a 32-page report looking at the transport players out to improve everything from the daily commute to the weekend cruise. The third annual survey lists the Transport Top 20 winners from around the globe, investigates the boats floating a less-than-buoyant market, eyes the skyline for the latest aviation news, visits Sacramento for the best of the handmade bike fair, and checks into Berlin’s shiny new BER Airport.
In the Affairs lead, Monocle visits Colombia to see why the South American nation is cosying up to its neighbours rather than the US. Our Latin America correspondent, Anastasia Moloney, explores the growing regional integration movement and questions how Colombia – host of the recent Summit of the Americas – is going to take centre stage.
Our Q&A with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s newly installed prime minister-in-exile, explores the challenges of replacing the Dalai Lama and governing an administration that doesn’t have a homeland. Based in the Indian town of Dharamsala, 44-year-old Sangay, like many overseas Tibetans, has never visited Tibet but remains determined to advance the Tibetan cause.
Olympics fever hits home in our special business report on the behind-the-scenes companies who have won commercial gold. From US catering to Australian cleaning and Italian gym equipment to Japanese audio visuals, we meet who’s running the show at London 2012.
And the Monocle Thailand survey crosses tech to infrastructure in a 36-page special report showing why this is a nation with a reason to smile.
Elsewhere in the issue:
- Texan Stars – Monocle visits the fourth art fair in Dallas, which is steadily gaining a reputation as an international player on the art scene.
- Yogyakarta – Monocle visit the city in Java where great culture and good business sense combine.
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