GEOPOLITICAL HOTSPOT

Hotspot - Belarus

Klaus Dodds casts a geopolitical lens over Belarus, the country known as Europe's ‘soft dictatorship’

Hotspot - Gaffes

Every politician's worst nightmare is an embarrassing, reputation-ruining gaffe. Klaus Dodds explore the geopolitical fallouts from these high-profile mistakes

Hotspot - The Arctic

Klaus Dodds evaluates the competing and increasingly-murky geographical and geopolitical claims regarding ownership of the Arctic Ocean

Hotspot - Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big constitutional changes planned for Japan's military. Klaus Dodds asks what these changes will mean for Japan's role in the world

Hotspot - Cyprus

Klaus Dodds asks whether fresh discussions could finally reunite divided Cyprus

Hotspot - Switzerland

The FIFA scandal invites questions about Switzerland's position in the world, as well as it's secretive business practices. Klaus Dodds analyses the recent events

Hotspot - Borders

Klaus Dodds looks at the complex dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the San Juan River
Klaus Dodds asks what impact recent developments will have on the situation surrounding the Falkland Islands

Hotspot - Turkey

Following the tragic murder of a young woman on a Turkish bus, Klaus Dodds explores the relationship between gender, geopolitics, and our public spaces

Hotspot—Southern Ocean

Overfishing is a global problem. Klaus Dodds investigates countries who are trying to enforce regulations on behalf of the fishing industry

Hotspot - Rendition

As stories involving international rendition hit the headlines, Klaus Dodds casts an eye over the airports which enabled these processes to take place

Hotspot – Myanmar

A visit by Barack Obama is enough to put any country in the spotlight, and so it has proved for Myanmar recently. Klaus Dodds asks whether the country has progressed as much as the headlines suggest
With the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two former enemies, Klaus Dodds explores what led to the thawing of the political ice between US and Cuba

Hotspot – West Africa

As West Africa continues the struggle to contain the recent outbreak of Ebola, Klaus Dodds reflects on our modern attitudes towards global diseases

Hotspot – Lesotho

This summer has seen political upheaval in Lesotho, including the prime minister fleeing to South Africa. Klaus Dodds explores the story behind these dramatic events
It’s been over 60 years since North and South Korea were divided, and the two countries have become very different places. But Klaus Dodds is concerned they are now losing the one thing they still share: their language
As Iraq is once more plunged into chaos, Klaus Dodds studies the northern region of Kurdistan, and speculates as to what kind of political entity could ultimately emerge

Hotspot – Mexico

As more and more children are attempting to cross the Mexico/US border without adults supervision, Klaus Dodds explores the latest Obama crisis

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