The former president of Catalonia is in a German prison, awaiting possible extradition to Spain where he faces charges of rebellion.
Bid for Catalonian independence brings return of a divided Spain.
Devoting all energies to fight over an imaginary border deflects attention from the real issues.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
After threatening to declare independence, Carles Puigdemont has stepped back from the brink. But that has caused confusion.
Decentralisation, advanced training, civilian control, feminisation, unionisation and cultural change: the Spanish police are not a remnant of the Franco years