José Ignacio Torreblanca joined the European Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Madrid Office in September 2007. Previously he spent three years at the Madrid's based Elcano Royal Institute for International Affairs as Senior Analyst for EU affairs.
The Alabama syndrome
The European Union is not the United States; Germany is not Massachusetts; and Greece is not Alabama, more’s the pity.
Democracy put to the test
Just as the mechanisms that made democracy function in city states were not adequate for governing nation states,...
Five reasons why Europe is cracking up
In Germany, France and Italy, but also in many other places, we find ourselves confronted with a generation of...