Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Catalonia: the external dimension to the fore

The attempt to hold an independence referendum in Catalonia has been the focus of a good deal of Spanish foreign policy in recent months.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega ‘Dictabasura’ in Venezuela

Is there a negotiable way out of the crisis in Venezuela? There is a balance of forces and interests created by the regime that seems to hinder it.

Tensions in Spain’s vital tourism industry

Spain’s tourism industry will set yet another record this year, but recent tensions have sparked a much-needed debate on its future.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The painful coexistence with Jihadi terrorism

The fight against the Jihadi terrorism requires the utmost cooperation between all the security forces, intelligence services and members of the public.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europe has missed the boat as far as major Internet platforms are concerned; other opportunities remain

Europe has missed a vitally important boat, namely the major technology platforms, but it is still well-placed to launch some of their successors.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Averting an ISIS 2.0

Given the prospect of its territorial extinction with the fall of Mosul, a greater danger is that the Islamic State mutates into ISIS 2.0.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega From the G20 to the G-Zero: global governance without Trump?

Is it possible a global governance without the US. Can the others continue managing the world without its collaboration and can the US act as it pleases?

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The destabilising effect of cheap oil

The low cost of oil may come as an ongoing relief to many economies, such as Spain’s, but it is creating political and social volatility in numerous producer countries, both among Spain’s neighbours and further afield, reliant as they are on the income from oil to maintain their youthful[...]
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