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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
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

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