Madrid is trying to sell the world an illusion.
To students of ethnic conflict, this sequence of events is all too familiar, and reminiscent of how conflicts in Yugoslavia and the Caucasus started some twenty-five years ago.
If defense spending continues to drop, how long can the UK lead?
At least in Political Science, Russian studies is alive and well.
If Russia stops using Ukraine as a transit country for energy exports a major hole will open in the Ukrainian economy which Europe and the United States do not appear prepared to fill.
Merkel will lead a four-party government, something never attempted in Germany since Weimar.
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