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December 2018

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A SEAL CHANGE

The mystery of northeast Scotland's catastrophic harbour seal decline

 

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GEOPOLITICS – REMAKING INTERNATIONALISM

In a world rejecting globalisation in favour of popular nationalism, Jake Hodder asks what lessons we can learn from the past and how we might recover a more positive form of internationalism

 

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Explorers – The greatest explorer that never was

At the peak of his fame, George Melville Boynton was celebrated alongside the likes of Ernest Shackleton, Sven Hedin, and Frederick Cook. Over the course of his life he represented himself as a revolutionary, a long-distance walker, a mining engineer and an adventurer. But behind this carefully crafted façade he was far more complicated – an unscrupulous mercenary willing to fight for the highest bidder, a fraudulent businessman who swindled many of his friends, and an utterly hopeless explorer

 

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Spotlight – Caledonian comeback

Committed to a visionary new way of managing land, partners in the Cairngorms Connect project are working towards a wilder and more forested Scottish Highlands

 

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Development – Travelling the New Silk Road

The land-based component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is starting to take shape, but the infrastructure along this new Silk Road is proving to be much more than a Chinese-only initiative

 

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GEOPOLITICAL HOTSPOT - BRAZIL

Klaus Dodds looks back at the recent election in Brazil and considers Bolsonaro's impact for Brazil and the world

 

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