Catalonia and Kurdistan are both holding referendums on independence this year. But is it that simple to break free?
People are unhappy with the current state of affairs – but this is happening despite globalisation, not because of it.
The right-wing press is using a particularly out of date ideology to link language change and immigration.
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.