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Moon shot: lunar mining

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?

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
The race for marine territory across Asia continues, as Japan registers hundreds more islands

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

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