Max Sattonnay / 20 Jul 2023

Making Spain Far-Right Again

The Verónica Fumanal Interview

It's all about the truth. Veteran Spanish political consultant Verónica Fumanal spoke with The Battleground about the impact of the 2023 election campaign on the country's press.(...)

They prefer Flash Ball guns. Facing protestors, Paris.
Max Sattonnay / 15 Jan 2020

French Police and the Press

The Alexis Poulin Interview

Alexis Poulin is an independent journalist and founder of  Le Monde Moderne, which covers French and EU politics, mainly on TV and radio. In December 2019, in a Tweet that has since been deleted, Poulin was singled out by a French police union (Syndicat indépendant des commissaires de police, SICP) as one of five anti-police campaigners, calling him "the hater".(...)

Max Sattonnay / 09 Dec 2019

Changing the Debate on Immigration

The Berta Barbet Porta Interview, Part II

It ranks as high as class. Few issues have become as common to politics as migration. Whether it be the United States, the EU or Russia, we live in an era in which foreigners are as much a source of social anxiety as the poor.(...)
Max Sattonnay / 02 Dec 2019

The Problem With Vox

The Berta Barbet Porta Interview

Spain was thought to be safe. Despite the persistence of Partido Popular governments since 2011, over the last few years, the party to watch was the leftist Podemos. An anti-austerity movement that emerged following the 2008 financial crisis, Unidas Podemos, as it renamed itself, managed to stick to its guns where other progressive parties of its generation, such as Greece's Syriza, did not.(...)