Nobody expects the Spanish … Coronavirus?

Nobody expects the Spanish … Coronavirus?

By Justine Pillay Spain was amongst the nations hardest hit by the pandemic and, despite the uneasiness surrounding Sánchez’s late response to the crisis, even by his hardline supporters, Spain is on its way to recovery. On a Thursday evening in Salamanca, the...
Will COVID-19 transform world politics?

Will COVID-19 transform world politics?

By Steve Hoadley Will the current COVID-19 outbreak stimulate further international cooperation as did the infections of the 20th Century, or will it undermine cooperation, weaken regimes and alter geopolitics as did the epidemics of the prior two millennia? We humans...
What happens when a nation’s leader is a doctor?

What happens when a nation’s leader is a doctor?

By Malcolm Campbell When Ireland’s Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, offered his resignation to President Michael D. Higgins on 20 February, little did he realise the responsibility that lay ahead. Varadkar’s Fine Gael party had lost twelve seats in Ireland’s national election...