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Professor Klaus Dodds

Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London

Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is author of many books including The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction (OUP) and Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire (I B Tauris).

Margaret Thatcher and the Falkland Islands

The Falklands Referendum of March 2013 owes much to Margaret Thatcher. She created and maintained a political orthodoxy which remains unchallenged today. Every subsequent British government has publicly reaffirmed the right of the Falklands community to self-determine their future.
09/04/2013 11:17 BST

White Puffs of Smoke? The Falkland Islands Referendum

The legacy of the referendum will be much more difficult to predict than the voting itself. For the Falkland Islanders, they have both reaffirmed the status quo but also prepared the ground for possible future referenda, which might one day include independence as an option.
19/03/2013 19:19 GMT

Return to Sender?

President Kirchner might, in 2013, have to confront some unwelcome home truths. Many Argentines care more about corruption, crime, inflation and a decline in living standards than they do about a group of Islands that the vast majority will never visit.
03/01/2013 16:59 GMT