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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
Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the UK are among the European nations that have delivered their Green Climate Fund pledges before the deadline, with the US and Japan notable for their absence
Klaus Dodds asks what impact recent developments will have on the situation surrounding the Falkland Islands

Hotspot - Turkey

Following the tragic murder of a young woman on a Turkish bus, Klaus Dodds explores the relationship between gender, geopolitics, and our public spaces
Fifty-one years after the United Republic of Tanzania was established, its citizens will have their first opportunity to approve – or reject – a new constitution by popular referendum
As the Arctic heats up, so does the debate surrounding its ownership. With so much at stake, the Arctic region is becoming an increasingly geopolitical hotspot

Hotspot—Southern Ocean

Overfishing is a global problem. Klaus Dodds investigates countries who are trying to enforce regulations on behalf of the fishing industry

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