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Monocle’s mammoth December/January double issue features a rundown of the nations winning fans on the world stage, as well as those waiting in the wings – welcome to Monocle's Soft Power Survey.
Elsewhere, a Big Interview Series provides Christiane Amanpour’s take on the news, while satirist Bassem Youssef tells how humour works (or doesn’t) in the Middle East. You'll also hear what a few choice thinkers, campaigners and a head of state learned this year.
Plus: hear from the company chefs with deal-sealing potential and a select bunch of prize-winning artists and writers, who describe how their accolades changed their careers.