Scottish independence is not about the economy. It’s about maintaining relations with likeminded nations in Europe.
History suggests separation could easily lead to more tension and violence on the Balkans, not less.
After years of ignoring Catalan demands, Spain’s conservative prime minister is finally willing to sit down and talk.
Should they push for a second independence referendum now or wait for the economy to get worse?
The Catalan leader puts down a rebellion inside his coalition and presses ahead with plans to secede from Spain.
The Scottish leader knows there isn’t enough support for independence to call a second referendum.
Catalonia’s separatist parties agree they want to break away from Spain, but that’s about all they agree on.
The Spanish leader worries about setting a precedent that would encourage the separatists in Catalonia.
One small party could put independence from Spain on hold unless it shows a little pragmatism for once.
Splitting the country in three would not make Iraq more governable. What it needs is different leadership.
Redrawing a state’s borders can have calamitous effects, even when it is done with the right intentions.
Carles Puigdemont now says the region will not secede from Spain during his time in office.