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Claiming the Caspian

The so-called ‘Caspian Five’ are close to finalising the legal status of who owns what in the much-disputed Caspian Sea
The King of Swaziland unexpectedly renames the country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’ during Golden Jubilee celebrations. Chris Fitch reports from the ceremony
As the Commonwealth prepares to take centre stage, Geographical investigates exactly how relevant the organisation is in the 21st century, and what role it may perform in an increasingly uncertain future

Moon shot: lunar mining

Tech companies are racing to land private spacecraft on the Moon, with a view to mining its surface over the coming decades. But is it even legal and what could it mean for those left behind?
Terrorism appears to be spreading globally, yet is simultaneously becoming less deadly
Instead of the shock which most of the world experienced last November, when it transpired that Donald Trump had upset the odds to become the 45th President of the United States of America, Naomi Klein saw only the logical culmination…
As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s historical 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, could recognising an emerging Gibraltarian identity be a solution to the territory's dilemma?
The race for marine territory across Asia continues, as Japan registers hundreds more islands
Geographical’s political expert, Klaus Dodds, gives his take on the meanings behind Trump’s victory of Clinton
President Reagan’s first election victory in 1980 was seen as a landslide. Geographer Ron Johnston shows how this was by the virtue of US geography, not the polling booths
Three experts speculate on the impact a Trump or a Clinton presidency will have on the regions of Europe, Latin America and Asia

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?

Nuuk-lear power

Greenland gets a green light to export yellowcake uranium

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
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
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?

The ASEAN hotline

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

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