"This could be a risky move by Madrid, and there's all to play for," says Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Head of the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Spain's royal family has attended a National Day military parade amid a political crisis sparked by Catalonia's disputed independence referendum. Prof Richard Youngs comments.
The Catalonia government claims that over 2 million votes were cast, in defiance of riot police, rubber bullets and intimidation. Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes comments on the weekend's events.
Vote for Catalan independence: "A question of an illegal vote confronted by political intransigence"
Spanish police have detained 14 Catalan officials involved in organising an independence vote declared illegal by Spain’s government.
Thousands protested in the streets as a response to the government’s actions. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Professor of Hispanic Studies comments on why tensions in Catalonia are boiling over now
Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Associate Professor Department of Politics and International Studies, takes a quick look at decisons that could be made at the G20 summit that will affect global trade.