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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
One month after signing a peace deal between South Sudan’s two warring sides, President Salva Kiir Mayardit announces he wants to split the new country into 28 separate states

Hotspot - The Arctic

Klaus Dodds evaluates the competing and increasingly-murky geographical and geopolitical claims regarding ownership of the Arctic Ocean

Between four ferns

The New Zealand government has unveiled several potential alternative designs for the country’s new national flag, chosen by a select panel from thousands of entries submitted during a process open to the public
An expedition across Europe will explore the concept of ‘No Man’s Lands’, and aims to show that these ideas are as relevant today as they have always been

Hotspot - Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big constitutional changes planned for Japan's military. Klaus Dodds asks what these changes will mean for Japan's role in the world

Hotspot - Cyprus

Klaus Dodds asks whether fresh discussions could finally reunite divided Cyprus

Representing Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government is a federal region of Iraq, but also represents the possible beginnings of an independent nation. Geographical meets the diplomat who represents the KRG in the UK

Explaining Syria

Syria’s civil war involves over 30 different factions. The opposition alone is reported to have 72 sub-groups. Geographical looks at five websites that help shed a little light on the conflict

Hotspot - Switzerland

The FIFA scandal invites questions about Switzerland's position in the world, as well as it's secretive business practices. Klaus Dodds analyses the recent events

Exploring enclaves

Geographical takes a look at the geography of some tricky international boundaries

Hotspot - Borders

Klaus Dodds looks at the complex dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the San Juan River

Green Climate Fund is go

Japan’s delivery of its $1.5billion pledge makes the Green Climate Fund over 50 per cent funded, giving the green light for large-scale climate projects to commence

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