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December 29, 2017
Catalonia’s Elections Take Spain Back to Square One
They made clear that the Spanish left lacks a convincing national project to counter the right’s reactionary, centralist patriotism.
November 24, 2017
Spain’s Conflict Over Catalonia Is Covering Up Massive Political Corruption
Both the ruling PP party and Catalonia’s independentists are using the national question to whitewash their own history of corruption and enthusiasm for austerity.
November 3, 2017
Devolutionary Road: Lessons From the Failed Independence Bids of the Kurds and Catalans
Instead of cracking down on separatists, governments should devolve more powers to regional governments.
October 9, 2017
Can Podemos and Its Allies Save Spanish Democracy?
They’re offering a responsible alternative to the two sets of flag-wavers on the question of independence for Catalonia.
October 4, 2017
The Spanish Government Just Energized Catalonia’s Independence Movement
The image of black-visored riot police clubbing peaceful citizens will long haunt Catalonia’s collective memory.
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September 26, 2017
Have Spain and Catalonia Reached a Point of No Return?
The bitter struggle over an independence referendum has pushed the country into a grave constitutional crisis.
June 5, 2017
After a Terrorist Attack, Spain Rejected Its Hawks. Will Britain?
Spanish voters turned against the incumbent conservative party after the 2004 Madrid bombings.
March 1, 2017
Has Spain’s Podemos Party Squandered Its Prospects?
While the Madrid-based leadership has been mired in factional infighting, regional representatives and allies offer inspiring alternatives.
November 14, 2016
These Spanish Activists Have Taken Punishing Bankers Into Their Own Hands
Their work is a model for citizen action against the architects of financial collapse.
November 4, 2016
Spain’s Socialists May Have Destroyed for Years the Chances of a Left-Wing Government
The party’s leaders would rather see continued right-wing rule than form a progressive coalition with Podemos.