The Future of Spain’s Territorial Integrity

November 16, 2017

It is unlikely that recent developments in Catalonia will have an impact on the territorial organization of Spain. Politicians in Madrid and citizens all over Spain accept the fact that Catalonia’s dream is to become an independent republic. However, nobody thought that the pro-independence...

Europe and the Middle East Are on the Verge of Unraveling

October 05, 2017

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. Democracy can be messy. In the northeast corner of Spain this week, democracy was downright chaotic. Catalans went to the polls on October 1 to vote in a referendum on whether to stay in Spain or go their...

The People of Catalonia Demand Their Right to Vote

September 28, 2017

Catalonia's right to an independence referendum has been denied for years. These are historical times for Catalonia and we, the people, feel the ownership of it all as we feel the support of our government. It has all been worth the time and the effort of so many, for so long. Make no...

Is Spain About to Break Up?

September 18, 2017

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. When voters in Spain’s Catalan region go to the polls on October 1, much more than independence for the restive province will be at...