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[...]

Eradicating salafi-jihadism in Libya

Governing entities trying to eradicate the widespread problem of Salafi-jihadism in Libya will be faced with several challenges.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Brexit and Trump as vaccination: four decisive years for the EU

Europe appears to have overcome its fear of the future, although there is no consensus about what precisely that future may be.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The Europe of small things

This type of Europe of small things could help the societies of the EU and the Union itself to genuinely transcend national borders.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Global sub-state governance: how Trump matters less

Global governance is no longer the exclusive province of nation states. Although they will continue to be crucial, they need the help of other actors.
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