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Hotspot – Maldives

Klaus Dodds turns his attention to the Maldives, the island paradise that has caught the attention of the world’s most powerful players

Hotspot – Street names

When street names become political. Klaus Dodds examines the trend of changing street names to make other nations uncomfortable 

Hotspot – Brazil

How did Bolsonaro do it? Klaus Dodds charts the Brazilian leader’s rise to power
Klaus Dodds analyses the proposed land swap between Kosovo and Serbia and its implications for wider global relations 
Klaus Dodds explores corporate espionage in the US and the danger of alienating legitimate Chinese and Chinese-American researchers
A new prime minister in Ethiopia has enabled the end of war with neighbouring Eritrea, as peace descends upon the Horn of Africa

Hotspot – El Salvador

Klaus Dodds looks to El Salvador's past to explain how it can haunt the geopolitical present
Who is the world supercomputer champion? Klaus Dodds looks at the contenders
Steps are being taken to resolve the heated question of who owns a remote Arctic island claimed by both Canada and Denmark

Claiming the Caspian

The so-called ‘Caspian Five’ are close to finalising the legal status of who owns what in the much-disputed Caspian Sea
What's happening in the Golan Heights? Klaus Dodds explores the latest developments
From ball control to boycotts, the story of Israel’s lack of presence at the World Cup is rooted in geopolitics

Hotspot – North Korea

Klaus Dodds asks whether recent dialogue on the Korean peninsular is a significant development, or just more of the same

Hotspot – Bolivia

Klaus Dodds explores the importance of reclaiming access to the sea to Bolivian culture
The King of Swaziland unexpectedly renames the country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’ during Golden Jubilee celebrations. Chris Fitch reports from the ceremony
As the Commonwealth prepares to take centre stage, Geographical investigates exactly how relevant the organisation is in the 21st century, and what role it may perform in an increasingly uncertain future
What's in a name? Klaus Dodds looks at the dispute over the name ‘Macedonia’
Klaus Dodds casts an eye across the pond to review how a year of President Trump has changed the United States of America

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