GEOPOLITICAL HOTSPOT

Hotspot – Japan

Is modern Japan comfortable enough with itself to accept an Emperor who is in fact... human? Klaus Dodds investigates

Hotspot – Extinction

As this week sees CITES COP17 get underway, Klaus Dodds explores the complicated geopolitical world associated with wildlife extinction

Hotspot – Colombia

Klaus Dodds casts an eye over another country whose citizens are being asked to make big decisions about the future
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU – or at least some parts of it did. Klaus Dodds outlines what happened, what led to the result, and what lies ahead for the nation as it comes to terms…

Hotspot – Philippines

Klaus Dodds investigates the policies and characteristics which lead to populist politicians around the world
Could a bridge really be built between Egypt and Saudi Arabia? Klaus Dodds explores the geopolitical implications

Hotspot – Kenya

When should a humble pursuit such as plane spotting be considered a security risk? Klaus Dodds looks to the skies to examine this hazy issue
Will Western Sahara ever gain full independence? Klaus Dodds investigates the issues at play

Hotspot – Twin Towns

Klaus Dodds explores how traditional town-twinning can be affected by wider geopolitical issues

Hotspot - Norway

Norwegians were surprised to be presented by military-inspired biscuits over Christmas, a gesture which became increasingly controversial. Klaus Dodds investigates

Hotspot - Palestine

Klaus Dodds explores the complicated and highly geopoliticised realm of food product labelling

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

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