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    Supporters of Catalan independence are hoping that the 21 December elections function as a second referendum on independence. However, any Catalan attempts to unilaterally secede might well lead to outright civil conflict in Spain.

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    Facing political and economic isolation, the Kurdistan Regional Government's authority and cohesion has been weakened. Masoud Barzani's futility has likely hardened the PKK's position in Turkey and increased its regional freedom of action.

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    America can make better choices for modernising its nuclear forces than simply rebuilding the Cold War nuclear arsenal, argues James Doyle in the latest Adelphi book. Cheaper and more stable alternatives that comply with arms-control treaties are available, if only Washington can move on from its Cold War mindset.

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