Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

The Israeli Spell (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 March 2015

The policy of Benjamin Netanyahu is far from ensuring security for Israel.

Bibi and the bomb (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 11 March 2015

That Netanyahu can vehemently denounce the nuclear agreement with Iran but keep his nuclear arsenal out of public debate is a miracle of biblical proportions.

Brussels has fallen (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 24 February 2015

Internal divisions and external challenges threaten the continued survival of the European Union. 

Arming Ukraine is a bad idea (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 11 February 2015

Ukraine is the victim of Russian aggression, but Europe must play its own game, not Russia’s.

Greece, Europe, and the sovereignty axis (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 February 2015

Europe is being reshaped around an axis of nationalism and sovereignty and Greece is just the beginning.

Greece: So yes, yes you can (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 January 2015

Last night's victory for Syriza shows that it is possible for a party system in Southern Europe to collapse as a result of a grave mismanagement of the crisis.

Greece has spoken (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 January 2015

Regardless of the electoral outcome in Greece on Monday, life (and democracy) will remain a set of imperfect decisions made with insufficient information.

After the Paris Massacre: It’s politics, not religion (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 09 January 2015

We must not make the mistake of building trenches and hate when what we need are bridges and effective policies

Strategic patience with Russia will pay off (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 10 December 2014

Instead of using Ukraine as a bargaining chip with Russia, the EU needs to be strategic and united in its approach.

Are we back to 1914, 1938, 1945 or 1989? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 21 November 2014

Ten years ago, the consensus was that the Cold War was ancient history, but recent events in the Ukraine make clear that it is not as distant of a memory as it once seemed.