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Hotspot: Street names

When street names become political. Klaus Dodds examines the trend of changing street names to make other nations uncomfortable 

Hotspot – Brazil

How did Bolsonaro do it? Klaus Dodds charts the Brazilian leader’s rise to power
Klaus Dodds analyses the proposed land swap between Kosovo and Serbia and its implications for wider global relations 
Klaus Dodds explores corporate espionage in the US and the danger of alienating legitimate Chinese and Chinese-American researchers

Hotspot – El Salvador

Klaus Dodds looks to El Salvador's past to explain how it can haunt the geopolitical present
Who is the world supercomputer champion? Klaus Dodds looks at the contenders
What's happening in the Golan Heights? Klaus Dodds explores the latest developments
From ball control to boycotts, the story of Israel’s lack of presence at the World Cup is rooted in geopolitics

Hotspot – North Korea

Klaus Dodds asks whether recent dialogue on the Korean peninsular is a significant development, or just more of the same

Hotspot – Bolivia

Klaus Dodds explores the importance of reclaiming access to the sea to Bolivian culture
What's in a name? Klaus Dodds looks at the dispute over the name ‘Macedonia’
Klaus Dodds casts an eye across the pond to review how a year of President Trump has changed the United States of America

Hotspot – New Zealand

A language debate is forcing New Zealanders to consider how the modern country needs to engage with the past. Klaus Dodds explores

Hotspot – Estonia

Klaus Dodds considers a national border which has become a central site for underhand activity: between Estonia and Russia

Hotspot – Kurdistan

Klaus Dodds turns his attention away from Europe, to a referendum shaking up borders in the Middle East

Hotspot – Norway

Klaus Dodds turns his gaze north, to examine the debates raging across Norway regarding oil and gas exploration

Hotspot – Hong Kong

As the BBC World Service falls silent on local Hong Kong radio, Klaus Dodds reviews what this symbolic step means for the territory's future

Hotspot – Haiti

What happens when a UN stabilisation mission leaves a country in which it had been charged with aiding the restitution of a ‘secure and stable environment’?

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