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What's in a name? Klaus Dodds looks at the dispute over the name ‘Macedonia’
Klaus Dodds casts an eye across the pond to review how a year of President Trump has changed the United States of America

Hotspot – New Zealand

A language debate is forcing New Zealanders to consider how the modern country needs to engage with the past. Klaus Dodds explores

Hotspot – Estonia

Klaus Dodds considers a national border which has become a central site for underhand activity: between Estonia and Russia

Hotspot – Kurdistan

Klaus Dodds turns his attention away from Europe, to a referendum shaking up borders in the Middle East

Hotspot – Norway

Klaus Dodds turns his gaze north, to examine the debates raging across Norway regarding oil and gas exploration

Hotspot – Hong Kong

As the BBC World Service falls silent on local Hong Kong radio, Klaus Dodds reviews what this symbolic step means for the territory's future

Hotspot – Haiti

What happens when a UN stabilisation mission leaves a country in which it had been charged with aiding the restitution of a ‘secure and stable environment’?

Hotspot – Nigeria

Klaus Dodds examines the geopolitical fallout which can result from a simple message of peace

Hotspot – Québec

Klaus Dodds explores the outrage which can ensue when places are criticised
With the Trump administration pulling out of the Paris Accord, Klaus Dodds looks at the politics at play

Hotspot – Uganda

As Klaus Dodds outlines from Uganda, female bodies remain an intensively geopolitical battleground

Hotspot – Eurovision

It’s Eurovision this weekend! Klaus Dodds analyses the geopolitical tensions which have erupted even before the singing starts...

Hotspot – South Africa

Klaus Dodds explores what language can tell us about geopolitical situations
Klaus Dodds looks into the deeper political meanings behind the Saudi king’s recent tour of Asia

Hotspot – Embassies

There are more to embassies than meet the eye. Klaus Dodds explores the role of these geopolitical tools

Hotspot – Russia

Animals can play a central role in diplomacy. Klaus Dodds reports on how it sometimes requires their involvement to achieve results

Hotspot – Visions

Klaus Dodds reflects on how major political events in 2016 have been influenced by competing visions of the world

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