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How the Right Splits on the Israel and Ukraine Topics

The 21st century is turning out to be far more bizarre than anyone had anticipated. The geopolitical realm certainly warrants that characterisation and on the currently more divisive conflicts, the rising right-wing camp is divided in more ways than one.

Miguel Nunes Silva

6 min

Make Europe Great Again. The international conservative conference in Romania and the return to normality

The last weekend of April we were in Bucharest to attend the MEGA - Make Europe Great Again event held in the Romanian parliament.

Álvaro Peñas

José Papparelli

5 min

“The demonstrations in Georgia are not going to slow down because we know what is at stake”: An interview with Nona Mamulashvili

The only way to defeat them is through elections, but when almost the entire state is in the hands of an oligarchy, you need enormous support to be able to reverse the situation.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

“Russia is exploiting divisions in Moldova”: An Interview with Dionis Cenusa

Dionis Cenusa is an associate expert at EESC (Eastern European Studies Centre) and a researcher and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Political Science at Justus Lybig University in Giessen, Germany.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

NatCon, the Debacle of Democracy and the Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Democracy, despite common parlance, is not a modern construction. There has always been democracy in Europe; in fact, despotic regimes were very rare.

Brian Patrick Bolger

5 min

The Worst Kind of Men

In Mel Gibson’s acclaimed film Braveheart, the infamous English king, Edward “Longshanks” meets with the leading nobles of the realm to decide how to approach control of Scotland.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

“There is much more that unites Spain and Hispanic America than what differentiates us”: An Interview with Manuel Fuentes Márquez

In the television programme El mejor de la historia, broadcast by La 1 of Radiotelevisión Española, Hernán Cortés is described by one of the participants as an “animal” and an “impressive murderer”. The black legend is widespread in Spain, and Hernán Cortés, like other conquistadors, is portrayed in a very negative light. To discuss his historical relevance and the many myths that surround him, I spoke to Manuel Fuentes Márquez, a historian, researcher, and author of the Spanish history website Libros y Lanzas.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

Time for AUR?

According to the latest polls, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), born in 2019, would be the first choice for the majority of Romanians in the next European elections, and could win up to 12 MEPs.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

Estefanía Meléndez: “Venezuela, like Russia, plays on fear and propaganda, but that can backfire”

Estefanía Meléndez is is a Venezuelan opposition activist who, during Venezuela's presidential crisis in 2019, was appointed by the National Assembly as Venezuela’s ambassador to Bulgaria with “concurrent” work to North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

Alejandro Peña Esclusa: “Classical art is a way of evangelising through beauty”

Interview with Alejandro Peña Esclusa, engineer, writer, analyst and political consultant.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

No More Legal Formalism

The essence of Poland’s conflict with the European Union concerned the extent to which the parliamentary majority could make political decisions that faced criticism and resistance from the courts and whether European law provided for it.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

10 min

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