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James Badcock

James lives in Madrid and is currently the editor of El País English edition.

Having previously worked as a volunteer for Index on Censorship in London and contributed to various news magazines, in his freelance work he specializes in North African politics, human rights and security-related issues.

In praise of ‘Soldiers of Salamis’

Soldiers of Salamis.

Ten years after the release of the film version of Javier Cercas’s breakthrough, his novel still resonates.

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists scuttle the ship

As his second term draws to an end with the start of the general election campaign, Zapatero’s party is in a mess of its own making.

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Two, four, six, eight, let’s hope they don’t emigrate

Josep Anglada

High unemployment and competition for social services between locals and immigrants has fuelled the rise of xenophobic politicians in Catalonia and elsewhere in recent months. But, despite the populist fear-mongering, immigrants remain a boon, not a burden, to Spain’s economy.

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

Bombing the road to democracy

We may never know reliably why the man who left a bomb in a backpack at the Argana café in Marrakech’s world-famous Jamaa el Fna square, killing 17 people, did what he did.

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Spain’s Zapatero embraces short-lived Libya foray

The Spanish prime minister, a staunch opponent of the Iraq invasion, has backed the anti-Gaddafi no-fly zone. But Congress’ approval of the operation does not anticipate a drawn-out conflict.

March 24th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

Morocco’s Mohammed VI treads a fine line with reforms

The Moroccan monarch has responded to recent protests with a raft of changes to the country’s political system. His motives may be a mystery, but Mohammed VI could recover some of the reformist kudos he enjoyed earlier in his reign and which he seemed to have lost.

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

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