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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

Hotspot – Kenya

When should a humble pursuit such as plane spotting be considered a security risk? Klaus Dodds looks to the skies to examine this hazy issue
As Argentina’s claim to expand its territorial waters into the South Atlantic is accepted, attention has immediately turned to the implications for the UK-controlled Falklands Islands
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
Few national elections can compete with Taiwan for the symbolism and identity politics tested at the ballot box. But could a maturing electorate be moving on from focusing on its relationship with China?

Hotspot - Palestine

Klaus Dodds explores the complicated and highly geopoliticised realm of food product labelling

The ASEAN hotline

Southeast Asian defence ministries have established a communications network to improve relations and cool potential military conflicts

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

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