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September 29, 2017

Spain
Can Catalonia Split With Spain?

Spain’s effort to block Catalonia’s referendum on independence may push more Catalan voters to support it.

Students demonstrate with Catalan separatist flags in Barcelona.

November 16, 2012

The World Next Week: Obama Visits Myanmar, Catalonia Votes, and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Is Marked

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed President Obama’s trip to Myanmar; elections in Catalonia, Spain; and the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of …

Marchers wave Catalonian nationalist flags during a demonstration on Catalan National Day in Barcelona on September 11, 2012 (Albert Gea/Courtesy Reuters).

October 7, 2020

Europe
Academic Webinar: European Integration and Brexit

Matthias Matthijs, senior fellow for Europe at CFR and associate professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, discusses Europea…

Play European Union flag and British flag.

July 15, 2020

United Kingdom
Virtual Roundtable: Scotland's Place in the World: Brexit and Pandemic Recovery

David Scheffer: Thank you very much. Hello, everyone. I'm David Scheffer, visiting senior fellow on international law at the Council on Foreign Relations. And I've been a longtime student of Scott…

Play Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stands in front of a blue Scottish flag

September 28, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: September 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump visits Puerto Rico, Catalonia holds a referendum, and German chancellor Angela Merkel tries to form a government.

Podcast 20170928_TWNW

February 5, 2020

United Kingdom
Delivering on the Deal: Brexit, the European Union, and Beyond

After the United Kingdom’s January 31 deadline to leave the European Union, questions remain regarding how Brexit will affect the United Kingdom’s relations with the European Union and the United Sta…

Play Red sign reading "Get Britain Out" along with UK flags with sign "Do or die clean break Brexit."

December 22, 2017

Global
Seven Foreign Policy Stories to Watch in 2018

Two thousand seventeen had its fair share of big news stories. The same will be true of 2018. Some of those stories undoubtedly will be a surprise. Not many experts were warning a year ago of impendi…

seven stories to watch

December 15, 2017

United States
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that doesn’t mean that this year didn’t produce its sha…

world events 2017

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

Elections 2018

October 12, 2017

Nigeria
Secession Movements Raise Tensions in Nigeria and Cameroon

In the midst of secession movements in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan, the New York Times recently highlighted two African movements, in Nigeria and Cameroon. In both countries, secession movements re…

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