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March 2018

The Stillbirth of the Catalan Republic
by Diego Muro
“Legality and legitimacy must be reconciled to address political disaffection and find a more stable accommodation for Catalonia within Spain.”

Northern Ireland’s Twenty Years of Troubled Peace
by David Mitchell
“It remains an open question whether power-sharing can operate with sufficient mutual trust when the main parties have diametrically opposed aspirations for the future of the region.”

Poland’s Path to Illiberalism
by Anna Grzymala-Busse
“The one bright light in this darkening landscape is that Poles remain committed to democracy.”

Disillusioned with Dayton in Bosnia-Herzegovina
by Azra Hromadzic
“[T]hrough the complicated, long-term effects of converging postwar and postsocialist forces, the Bosnian state continues to be emptied of its citizens.”

The Push for Proactive Climate Adaptation in Europe
by Laura Booth and Anthony Patt
“Europeans are taking the risks presented by climate change seriously, and responding.” Sixth in a series on climate adaptation around the world.

Perspective: The Radical Right’s Gains in the Heart of Europe
by David Art
Xenophobic nationalists have entered Germany’s federal parliament and Austria’s ruling coalition. Will the far right shed its pariah status or will it succumb to infighting as it has in the past?

Books: Intimate Explorations of Postsocialist Lives
by Maria Todorova
Two books offer different takes on everyday life in Bulgaria since 1989, one a lament for the loss of social solidarity, the other a lyrical portrait of a wild frontier region.

The Month in Review: January 2018
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in January, country by country, day by day.

Map of Europe
by the editors of Current History

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