When is it appropriate for a region of a larger geopolitical entity to secede? And what criteria should be used to decide the legitimacy of a secession bid?
The crisis in Catalonia and the European Union’s options?
Reviving the autonomy deal that foundered in Spain’s constitutional court back in 2010 would find the support of the majority of Spaniards, including the Catalans.
Beyond the present efforts in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan: How do the strategies of existing small states Singapore, the UAE and Qatar compare?
Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
Can the trend toward more factionalism, tribalism and fragmentation in American political life be reversed?
Will the economic costs of secession keep Europe’s separatist movements in check?
Do the secessionist impulses that threaten to break apart troubled African countries make economic sense?