GEOPOLITICS

Geographical’s political expert, Klaus Dodds, gives his take on the meanings behind Trump’s victory of Clinton
President Reagan’s first election victory in 1980 was seen as a landslide. Geographer Ron Johnston shows how this was by the virtue of US geography, not the polling booths
Three experts speculate on the impact a Trump or a Clinton presidency will have on the regions of Europe, Latin America and Asia

The Final Frontier

The US government has given permission for the first private company to land unmanned vehicles on the moon, with the intention of mining its resources. But could the move have geopolitical consequences?

Nuuk-lear power

Greenland gets a green light to export yellowcake uranium

The Road to Peace

The prospect of world peace undoubtedly gets a lot of lip service, however it remains sadly rare how often the opportunity arises to turn these words into actions. Geographical explores the complicated process of creating meaningful peace
As Argentina’s claim to expand its territorial waters into the South Atlantic is accepted, attention has immediately turned to the implications for the UK-controlled Falklands Islands
Few national elections can compete with Taiwan for the symbolism and identity politics tested at the ballot box. But could a maturing electorate be moving on from focusing on its relationship with China?

The ASEAN hotline

Southeast Asian defence ministries have established a communications network to improve relations and cool potential military conflicts
One month after signing a peace deal between South Sudan’s two warring sides, President Salva Kiir Mayardit announces he wants to split the new country into 28 separate states

Between four ferns

The New Zealand government has unveiled several potential alternative designs for the country’s new national flag, chosen by a select panel from thousands of entries submitted during a process open to the public
An expedition across Europe will explore the concept of ‘No Man’s Lands’, and aims to show that these ideas are as relevant today as they have always been

Representing Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government is a federal region of Iraq, but also represents the possible beginnings of an independent nation. Geographical meets the diplomat who represents the KRG in the UK

Explaining Syria

Syria’s civil war involves over 30 different factions. The opposition alone is reported to have 72 sub-groups. Geographical looks at five websites that help shed a little light on the conflict

Exploring enclaves

Geographical takes a look at the geography of some tricky international boundaries

Green Climate Fund is go

Japan’s delivery of its $1.5billion pledge makes the Green Climate Fund over 50 per cent funded, giving the green light for large-scale climate projects to commence
Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the UK are among the European nations that have delivered their Green Climate Fund pledges before the deadline, with the US and Japan notable for their absence
Fifty-one years after the United Republic of Tanzania was established, its citizens will have their first opportunity to approve – or reject – a new constitution by popular referendum

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