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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

Snowden speaks to London

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, says the UK’s surveillance oversight is ‘worse than the US’ at Nesta’s FutureFest event
New satellite imagery reveals Chinese advances in ongoing land reclamation project in the South China Sea

Hotspot - Rendition

As stories involving international rendition hit the headlines, Klaus Dodds casts an eye over the airports which enabled these processes to take place
Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, wants a new national flag – one without the Union Flag included. What is the future of Britain’s symbolic canton?
As eleven African countries prepare to go to the polls this year, a new election map will follow the action
Military recruitment tactics are increasingly fine-tuned to where a person lives, and how they perceive the world’s geography
‘I want to reassure you that you won’t notice a lack of high-quality beef. You are used to eating in good restaurants and you’ll continue doing so. Bon appétit!’ Those are words that Russia’s Minister for Agriculture, Nikolai Fyodorov, may…
In an effort to collect valuable red coral for jewellery production, Chinese poachers are encroaching on Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Izu and Ogasawara Islands

Hotspot – Myanmar

A visit by Barack Obama is enough to put any country in the spotlight, and so it has proved for Myanmar recently. Klaus Dodds asks whether the country has progressed as much as the headlines suggest
With the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two former enemies, Klaus Dodds explores what led to the thawing of the political ice between US and Cuba

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