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Europe Politics

What Game Theory can teach us about the Catalonia crisis

Game theory can help explain why the crisis between Catalonia and Spain is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

Europe Politics

Catalonia’s biggest threat is internal

Amid the political crisis in Catalonia, the ‘silent majority’ in favor of union is becoming more conspicuous. It is likely that the rift will deepen.

Economics Europe

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?

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 15-21 October

China’s 19th Party Congress. Egypt’s state of emergency. Catalonian independence. Elections in Kyrgyzstan. US-Turkey relations.  All in The Week Ahead. 

International Politics Security South and Central Asia The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Japan prepares for snap election amid heightened tensions with North Korea. Catalan parliament declares independence. Major exporters balk at Brexit WTO arrangements. International Contact Group discusses Afghan peace process in Russia. All

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Iraqi Kurds and Catalans vote on independence. NAFTA negotiations enter round three. Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Politics

Three problems facing Spain’s government today

The medium term outlook in Spain is under pressure from three issues. Its politicians will have to act judiciously to avoid a constitutional crisis.

Economics

Getting realistic about Brexit UK’s Empire 2.0 vision for Africa

A deeper UK engagement with African trade is sensible and beneficial, however, negotiators will need to wake up to complexities of hashing out any deals on the continent. When The

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Media sentiment towards Spain to turn negative through January

GRI use EE’s data analytics platform to project that media sentiment towards Spain will turn negative for political and economic reasons.