Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The nostalgic

European society and politics are now dominated by the nostalgic who think that the past –without specifying which– was better than the present.

China in Africa, a hybrid strategy

The Djibouti naval base is a manifestation of the strategy of China in Africa: a hybrid combination of hard power and soft power.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega When China catches a cold, the world shudders

When China falters, the world shudders. The current weakness of the Chinese economy is a concern for European economies, as it must be for the US.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega An EU fund for adapting to the technological revolution

Whether with a new EU fund or by reforming the existing ones, the EU and the member states need to managed the effects of the technological revolution.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Destabilising the Middle East by absence

The announcement by Donald Trump of a unilateral military withdrawal of US forces from the Middle East is another step in the area’s destabilisation.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Politics is incapable of solving Brexit

Brexit was an essentially political issue, but British politics is incapable of resolving it. Not just the withdrawal agreement, but what will come next.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Globalisation 4.0: people-centred

Globalisation and the technological revolution go hand-in-hand, in a way that is now inseparable. But they both need to revolve around human beings.

Forty years of democratic Spain

Forty years ago this month, Spaniards overwhelmingly approved their new Constitution in a referendum which sealed the country's transition to democracy.

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