Catalan parliament secession plan is one step closer to the Rubicon

Barry Strauss, an expert on global history, government and conflict and chair of the department of history at Cornell University, comments on the secession plan approved by the regional parliament of Catalonia on Monday. Bio: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-strauss.php Strauss says: “With the Catalonian Parliament’s vote for independence the struggle for public opinion – the key target – […]

Secession similarities, from Crimea to Catalonia

Barry Strauss, an expert on global history, government and conflict and professor of History at Cornell University, notes that secession movements in Venice, Scotland, Quebec and in Spain’s Catalonia region starkly differ from the movement to split Crimea from Ukraine. Strauss says: “When it comes to secession movements, one size does not fit all. The […]