Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, 80 years on

The 23rd of August marks the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Adolf Hitler’s Germany and Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Inequality in Spain: let’s focus on the poor

The debate on inequality has intensified in Spain in the aftermath of the economic crisis. There is good reason for that.

Spain through the eyes of an FT correspondent

When FT journalist Tobias Buck took up his post at the end of 2012, Spain was in the throes of crises. By the time he left in 2017, it was back on its feet.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The EU’s strange institutional renewal

Europe, the EU, is not doing as badly as is often claimed. But institutional imbalances are emerging that may trigger a crisis.

A historic battle of wills

The nomination of Ursula von der Leyen is a victory in the battle of wills for those who freely designate the head of government of their choice.

The Middle East global presence: between Latin America and Africa

Affected by a variety of conflicts, such as those of Syria and Yemen, the Middle East ranks 5th and has the lowest growth since 1990 after Latin America.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega G20 not paralysed by 5G

The meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping and the summit proper of the G20 leaders averted catastrophe, although there are still many pending issues.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The US vs. China: towards two opposing ecosystems

The relatively abrupt clash between China and the US may lead to the creation of two digital ecosystems in the world that are incompatible with each other.

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