Regions / Spain
The old days of campaigning on left social democracy and ruling with careful centrism are over.
Again, the success of right-wing parties reflects less the rise of the right than the collapse of the center.
After many disappointments, the left-populist alternative looks primed for a big win in Mexico.
The new Spanish government has a mixed record on both austerity and regional democracy. To stay in power, it'll have to do better on both.
Voters can't tell the difference between the center left and the center right, and they don't want either.
Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division, and debt.
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?
Spain's Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it's a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe.
From Barcelona to Charlottesville, there’s an obvious double standard in how Trump treats terrorism. But let’s be careful how we talk about it.
If Europe's economic situation fails to improve, the far right will be waiting to pounce again with their easy answers: nationalism and racism.