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The Green Climate Fund totals $9.6billion, just shy of the UN’s initial $10billion target, after unprecedented pledging conference
After spring should come summer. But in the Middle East, the Arab Spring’s dizzy optimism has dissolved into a long winter. Geographical presents four different perspectives on what drives conflict in the troubled region
As news emerges that a royal family in the United Arab Emirates is attempting to purchase Maasai Mara ancestral land emerges, how much of African soil is already owned by overseas investors?

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
The European Union is spending £40million on mapping cocaine smuggling across the globe
US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announce joint pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
US free trade bloc, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, trumps a rival Chinese initiative – for now

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
Representatives from business, government and civil society have reaffirmed commitments to keep temperature change below 2°C in this century at the UN-sponsored 2014 Climate Summit in New York
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

Hotspot – USA

From boycotts to terrorist attacks, hotels have had their share of geopolitics. Klaus Dodds checks in to investigate

Hotspot – Italy

With referendums on nationality very much in vogue, Klaus Dodds explores the ramifications behind a little known vote taking place in Northern Italy

Hotspot – New Zealand

With the national flag under the spotlight in New Zealand, Klaus Dodds unfurls the debate surrounding one nation’s search for a unifying, collective identity

Hotspot – Cuba

After years outcast from the international community, Cuba looks to seize the opportunity to take centre stage. Klaus Dodds looks into what this could mean for Cuba, the USA and beyond

Hotspot – Singapore

Portrayed as stable and supremely organised on the outside, recent events in Singapore have revealed tensions beneath the surface. Klaus Dodds investigates the complicated identity of this micro-state

Hotspot – Turkey

Already a highly contested area for decades, the Turkish government is building a wall along the Turkish-Syrian border. Klaus Dodds explorers how this could affect people on both sides of the border

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