The Tale of the Two Spains

Apr 07, 2020

The arrival of Podemos and VOX on the Spanish political scene not only meant that voters had new electoral options. It also led to a new, groundbreaking style that was a change from the stereotypical, uncreative and overused rhetoric displayed by other parties for years. With Podemos, a...

Looking at US Affairs from Afar

Jun 19, 2019

In today's Spain, there is a palpable sense of balance that opens the immediate moment to hopeful possibilities. While there, Larry Beck learned a lot about America. Imagine a place where people seem to enjoy meeting in cafes, bars and restaurants to talk with each other, connecting with other...

Is a New Style of Politics Coming to Spain?

Jan 11, 2019

Only time will tell if Vox’s rise is borne of disappointment with the country’s political process, or whether there is a real solidarity with the movement’s ideological principles. In recent years, Spain’s political system has gone through a number of convulsions. The traditional...

This Is the End of ETA

Jul 17, 2018

ETA's demise provides lessons that challenge some popularly accepted counterterrorism maxims. The dissolution of the separatist group ETA (Basque Country and Freedom), announced on May 2, was marked by celebration and expectation in Spain. But for a terror group that killed over 850 people in a...

Artur Mas and Catalonia’s Quest for Independence

Jan 30, 2018

In this guest edition of The Interview, Silvia Alvarez Ribes talks to former Catalan President Artur Mas. With the controversial investiture debate — in which a new pro-independence government headed by Carles Puigdemont will be elected in the Catalan parliament — set to take place, former...

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