Hong Kong’s Last Stand
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Mixed Messages on Iran
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Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour
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United States Sticks to Iran Deterrence
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Pablo Casado Was Meant to Save Spain’s Center-Right. He Destroyed It.
Spain’s conservatives lost more than half their seats in parliament by trying to outbid the far-right.
Spain’s Vox Party Hates Muslims—Except the Ones Who Fund It
The upstart far-right party is unapologetically Islamophobic, but without donations from Iranian exiles, it may have never gotten off the ground.
Inside Spain’s Electoral Hothouse
The country’s agricultural heartland prepares for a possible Vox victory.
Spain’s Political Deadlock Is Forever
The country’s snap election on April 28, its third in five years, may just be the prelude to another down the line.
Politics Without Parties
From Poland to Iceland, citizens’ groups are taking matters into their own hands and bringing about genuine political change from outside the party system.
Is Spain Heading for an Electoral Wreck?
In this month’s election, the choice could boil down to a government influenced by a xenophobic party or one under constant threats by separatists.
Gibraltar Will Never Accept Shared Sovereignty
The Spanish government seems to think the British overseas territory will sacrifice its sovereignty for the sake of convenience after Brexit. It is wrong.
As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place
In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.
Spanish Nationalists Hate Separatists, Not Immigrants
Spain has long resisted the rise of the far-right, because Basque and Catalan separatism animated nationalist passions—but the rise of Vox in Andalusia shows that the country is not immune from xenophobic politics.
An Independent Catalonia Is Further Away Than Ever
New leadership in Madrid and Barcelona seemed to offer hope of a resolution to the Catalan secession crisis. But both sides are digging in rather than making compromises.
The Spanish Fraud
On the podcast: Javier Cercas’s new book on the man who impersonated a Holocaust survivor.
Spain’s Dictator Is Dead, but the Debate About Him Lives On
Francisco Franco ran Spain with an iron fist for decades—and created myths about his rule that are only now starting to come undone.
Spain Rescued a Ship. It Won’t Rescue Europe.
The new Spanish prime minister has refused to follow Italy in a race to the bottom, but that doesn’t mean that Madrid will lead the EU to adopt more humane migration policies.
Can Pedro Sánchez Put Spain Back Together Again?
The 2017 crisis in Catalonia tore the country apart. The new Spanish prime minister will need to fend off rivals and manage alliances to stay in power long enough to heal the wounds.
Why Spain’s Top Populist Is a Centrist
Albert Rivera is tearing down his country’s establishment from the middle. Just don't call him Spain's Emmanuel Macron.