Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Democracies on the back foot

The retreat of democracies could also start to be a concern for global order, which is reverting to rivalry between great powers that are very different from one another.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The revolution of Muslim women

Since the turn of the century a relatively silent revolution of great scope has been taking place: the education and the entry into the labour market of 50 million women in predominantly-Muslim countries.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europe knows where it doesn’t want to go

Europe is on the move, but it does not know where it is heading. Or rather it knows where it does not want to go: towards federalism (although the Eurozone is advancing discreetly towards it). The expression is taboo. There is also a lack of storytelling, a narrative that explains the EU’s evolution.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega A global Cold War over Artificial Intelligence

There is a race, essentially between China, the US and Europe, to acquire new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI). It will determine economic (and military) dominion in the not too-distant future.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The narrowing gap between nuclear and conventional weapons

Nuclear weapons cannot be uninvented, but they can be reinvented. And it seems that this is what we face: not the prospect of a quantitative race this time, but rather a qualitative race.

Which way now for Tunisia?

Tunisia has had very little press over the last seven years, with a few reports referring to it as the last glimmer of hope of what was so hastily dubbed the ‘Arab Spring’ or as a target of jihadism.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega An Argentine G20: a Latin American agenda that concerns everyone

The G20 has different priorities: the future of work in the digital age, sustainable infrastructure and food security, with the possible addition of the fight against corruption. They are issues that concern Argentina especially, and virtually all the others, if not all.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Big states, big business, troubled societies

Shop window, megaphone and venue for discreet meetings: Davos is all these things. The main participants at the most recent World Economic Forum were the major states.
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