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Hotspot – Sabotage

Following a series of assaults on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, owned by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Norway, Klaus Dodds examines the role of sabotage in modern conflicts

Hotspot – Ukraine

The Ukrainian people have voted a comedian as their next president – Klaus Dodds examines the ramifications
Klaus Dodds examines the relationship between Japan and South Korea, two countries with a complicated history 

Hotspot – Australia

Australia has been criticised for its use of offshore detention centres. Klaus Dodds explores the role of asylum detention in Australian politics
Klaus Dodds turns his attention to a controversial rail link between Lyon and Turin
With tensions rising once more in the Kashmir region, Geographical’s geopolitical expert Klaus Dodds provides an in-depth look at the past and current issues

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

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
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
What's in a name? Klaus Dodds looks at the dispute over the name ‘Macedonia’

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