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The economic cost of the Catalonia crisis

The political crisis in Spain is starting to have economic consequences. Companies are moving their headquarters from Catalonia, and GDP forecasts are down.

Europe Politics

The origins of the Catalonia crisis

Spain is on the verge of imposing direct rule over Catalonia, with potentially explosive consequences. How did we get here?

Europe Security Technology and infrastructure

New EU cyber strategy leaves key security gaps

GRI examines the strengths and weaknesses of Europe’s cyber strategy “Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU”.

Europe Politics

No winners: lessons from Brexit for the Catalan referendum

The Catalan independence referendum leads to a heightened risk of political uncertainty in Spain and highlights some EU structural flaws.

Europe Security

How a shrinking Islamic State creates new risks in Europe

As the Islamic State loses territory, Europe will almost certainly continue to face an elevated risk of crude attacks conducted by radical Islamists

Europe Security

Sweden’s air-defense system is due for a major upgrade

Sweden’s outdated air-defense system spurs fierce competition over a billion-dollar contract, signaling growing security concerns.

Europe Politics

The dangers of Europe’s failure to defend democracy

Europe is increasingly holding back when faced with clear violators of democratic norms, from the far-flung DRC to neighbouring countries like Turkey. The ramifications end up jeopardising Europe’s own security. Earlier

Europe Politics

Three reasons why the Barcelona attacks tip the scales towards Catalan independence

The Barcelona attack brought to light growing tensions likely to influence the upcoming referendum.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis

Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants.

Europe South and Central Asia Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: Property rights, corruption and infrastructure in Russia and Kazakhstan

Ownerless assets – roads in particular – are a prism through which development problems in Russia and Kazakhstan, and the attendant risks, become evident.