Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

Bringing the radical right in: Lessons learned from Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 13 November 2019

Vox’s success in Spain illuminates some of populism’s successful escalation strategies, as well as the mistakes of mainstream parties.

Europe in no man’s land (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 05 July 2019

To remain relevant in the twenty-first century Europe needs to revamp its toolbox by integrating its capabilities.

Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)

Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections

Spain: The European oasis (Commentary)

Gisela Hernandez & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

Spaniards remain fervent believers in the European project despite the lasting effects of 2008 financial crisis. 

Spain’s election and the temptation of yielding to the far-right (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 May 2019

Spain is a bulwark of pro-European values and a progressive immigration policy. The poor performance of the conservatives in the parliamentary elections sends an important message to conservative parties Europe-wide.

Spain election: A win for "No pasarán"? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 29 April 2019

Pedro Sánchez united the vote in the face of the Vox threat. The other big winner was Ciudadanos – which could now supplant the conservative PP as the main opposition

Spain’s craziest election ever (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 April 2019

Spain's snap election will be of "existential importance" - below, an explainer to get ready for Sunday outlining the contenders and possible outcomes 

How to restore democracy in Venezuela (Commentary)

Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 February 2019

A conversation between Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca on the situation in Venezuela and the legitimacy of Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency

Brexit disorder: Corbyn and May (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 January 2019

The British prime minister and the leader of the oppositions are stuck in cynicism and opportunism

The radical right comes to Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 04 December 2018

After this week's election in Spain, the far-right party Vox now has its first MPs. But it is too early to say if we are seeing a resurgence of Spanish nationalism.