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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

Hotspot – South Africa

Klaus Dodds considers the future of the International Criminal Court

Hotspot – Underground

Klaus Dodds heads deeper underground to explore the world of subterranean geopolitics
Geographical’s political expert, Klaus Dodds, gives his take on the meanings behind Trump’s victory of Clinton
President Reagan’s first election victory in 1980 was seen as a landslide. Geographer Ron Johnston shows how this was by the virtue of US geography, not the polling booths
Three experts speculate on the impact a Trump or a Clinton presidency will have on the regions of Europe, Latin America and Asia

Hotspot – Japan

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

The Final Frontier

The US government has given permission for the first private company to land unmanned vehicles on the moon, with the intention of mining its resources. But could the move have geopolitical consequences?

Hotspot – Extinction

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

Nuuk-lear power

Greenland gets a green light to export yellowcake uranium

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

The Road to Peace

The prospect of world peace undoubtedly gets a lot of lip service, however it remains sadly rare how often the opportunity arises to turn these words into actions. Geographical explores the complicated process of creating meaningful peace

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