Catalonia: Autonomy at Risk as Madrid Threatens Direct Rule

Spain has officially dissolved Catalonia’s regional government and will be hosting new elections on December 21. Catalonia, however, with main contributors to its economy leaving the region, along with lack of EU and international support, faces major obstacles as leaders try to establish their newly declared independence.

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For Europe and Asia, There’s a New Sheriff in Town

John Mearsheimer argues that because the international order is an anarchic system in which no centralized authority exists to enforce peace and justice, states must utilize self-help against the uncertainty of other states’ intentions. The best way to do that is to amass as much relative power as possible – that is, to become a hegemon.

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