Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The demolition of Rodrik’s trilemma

En estos tiempos de salida de una larga crisis y de cambio de orden mundial, los tres vértices –y por consiguiente, los lados– están saltando a la vez.

Europe and Latin America can blaze a trail on implementing the Paris Agreement

The EU and Latin American nations have the opportunity to ramp up their collective ambition and actions on climate change and the Paris Agreement.

Catalonia is not Scotland, despite appearances

Catalonia and Scotland share grievances that led them to hold referendums on independence, but this does not mean they can be bracketed together.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trump vs. NATO? Appearances and realities

Despite the fact that it is changing profoundly and has lost cohesion and centrality, the news about NATO's death has been greatly exaggerated.

The challenges of the IOM in a migration tricky era

The Portuguese António Vitorino will head the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the next five years from 1 October.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Russia 2018: a geopolitical World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in Russia is helping to overcome the Vladimir Putin regime’s international isolation, at least in the West.

EU: external centrifugal forces and European ‘clusters’

The EU's problems stem not only from within but also from without. What the governments of non-member countries do has an impact on the range of ‘clusters’ into which the Union is fracturing, divisions that are already more complex than North-South, East-West or lenders-borrowers.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trade wars and conflict of perceptions

Underlying the trade war –because what was a minor spat has become just that– unleashed by the current US President there is a conflict of perceptions.
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