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 Klaus Dodds asks what Ivanka Trump’s awkward mingling at the G20 summit says about her father’s style of diplomacy 
From using too much electricity to stepping out the back door, a new report by Human Rights Watch reveals the extent to which every day behaviour in China’s Xinjiang region is monitored by the authorities, contributing to a regime of constant surveillance and mass…
A new prime minister in Ethiopia has enabled the end of war with neighbouring Eritrea, as peace descends upon the Horn of Africa
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
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

Mining on the moon

Tech companies are racing to land private spacecraft on the Moon, with a view to mining its surface over the coming decades. But is it even legal and what could it mean for those left behind?
Terrorism appears to be spreading globally, yet is simultaneously becoming less deadly
Instead of the shock which most of the world experienced last November, when it transpired that Donald Trump had upset the odds to become the 45th President of the United States of America, Naomi Klein saw only the logical culmination…
As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s historical 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, could recognising an emerging Gibraltarian identity be a solution to the territory's dilemma?
The race for marine territory across Asia continues, as Japan registers hundreds more islands
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

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