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Claiming the Caspian

The so-called ‘Caspian Five’ are close to finalising the legal status of who owns what in the much-disputed Caspian Sea
What's happening in the Golan Heights? Klaus Dodds explores the latest developments
From ball control to boycotts, the story of Israel’s lack of presence at the World Cup is rooted in geopolitics

Hotspot – North Korea

Klaus Dodds asks whether recent dialogue on the Korean peninsular is a significant development, or just more of the same

Hotspot – Bolivia

Klaus Dodds explores the importance of reclaiming access to the sea to Bolivian culture
The King of Swaziland unexpectedly renames the country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’ during Golden Jubilee celebrations. Chris Fitch reports from the ceremony
As the Commonwealth prepares to take centre stage, Geographical investigates exactly how relevant the organisation is in the 21st century, and what role it may perform in an increasingly uncertain future
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

Mining on the moon

Tech companies are racing to land private spacecraft on the Moon, with a view to mining its surface over the coming decades. But is it even legal and what could it mean for those left behind?
Terrorism appears to be spreading globally, yet is simultaneously becoming less deadly

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
Instead of the shock which most of the world experienced last November, when it transpired that Donald Trump had upset the odds to become the 45th President of the United States of America, Naomi Klein saw only the logical culmination…
As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s historical 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, could recognising an emerging Gibraltarian identity be a solution to the territory's dilemma?

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