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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).

June 2, 2021

United Kingdom
Virtual Roundtable: The Post-Election Future of Scotland

David Scheffer: Well, thank you and welcome to everyone. I see some familiar names on the participant list, and I'm heartened that there is such interest in the future of Scotland among all of you…

Play People hold Scotish flags during a rally in support of Scotland's independence referendum, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 18, 2014.

June 24, 2021

Nigeria
Former President Obasanjo Argues for the Unity of Nigeria

Against a backdrop of growing calls for ethnically based separatism, including in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s native Yorubaland, the former president in a speech laid out the arguments for maintaining Nigeria’s unity—though not at any cost. Speaking June 9 in the Yoruba heartland city of Abeokuta, where he lives in retirement, Obasanjo argued that Nigerians will fare better staying together: “it is better for Nigeria to remain as one indivisible nation than for each tribe to go its separate way.”

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is seen with a large group of reporters holding cameras and microphones.

October 15, 2021

Europe
Brexit: The Future of Northern Ireland and Scotland

Panelists discuss the ongoing challenges in the post-Brexit process, the prospects that Northern Ireland and Scotland could leave the United Kingdom via referendums, and the possible implications for…

Play The European Union flag and the United Kingdom Flag

May 13, 2021

United Kingdom
What’s Next for Scotland’s Independence Movement?

The victory of pro-independence parties in Scotland’s elections means that another referendum is on the agenda. What’s at stake, and what comes next?

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

November 15, 2012

Global
The World Next Week: November 15, 2012

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S. President Barack Obama visits Myanmar; elections take place in Catalonia, Spain; and the International Day for the Elimination of Viole…

Podcast

September 25, 2018

Spain
A Conversation with Pedro Sánchez

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez discusses the new Spanish administration’s domestic agenda, Spain’s role in the European Union, and U.S.–Spain relations.

Play Pedro Sánchez

May 1, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
The World Next Week: Looking Ahead at Europe

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and CFR Director of Studies James Lindsay preview major events and trends shaping Europe in the coming weeks: EU member states hold elections to…

Podcast