Spain is inclined towards conditional accommodation with Russia but tends to refrain from open overtures towards Moscow
Francisco de Borja Lasheras
The vacuum created by Brexit could be the perfect opportunity for Spain to step up – if only it could form a government
The weakening of common European positions, with some key Spanish allies making overtures to Moscow, could weaken their mitigating force against a mix of isolationist and Realpolitik temptations, influential in Madrid
The Spanish have spoken and dealt a blow to Podemos. The stabilising forces in government now have a last chance to take a stronger leadership role in the EU.
The reactions of Spanish officials and political leaders to the Brexit vote converge around three main messages: the need to maintain political stability, reassurance for Spanish residents in the UK, as well as support for the political integration project
Spanish leaders need to face up to the strategic challenges of our time to prevent a Hobbesian world of the future
Russia's authoritarianism combines outright repression with a subtle use of modern Western strategies of media and PR
A new generation of politicians is challenging the old order in Ukraine – their success is vital for the country’s democratic future
Ukraine has embarked on its own phase of consolidation like that of the nineteenth century nation states as well as a twentieth century-style imperial decolonisation process.
Spain’s focus on tackling Islamic State leaves it more amenable to political solution including Assad