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.

Climate action rules at COP 24: where the rubber hits the road

The mandate for COP 24 is to finalise a rulebook that will bring the Paris Agreement alive.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega ‘Yellow vests’: the first rebellion against the ecological transition

A few extra cents on fuel cannot explain the anger. Macron recognised the tension between the ‘end of the world’ and the ‘end of the month’.

When strongmen personalise foreign and security policy: the US and Turkey

In the absence of credible alternatives, the trend towards the appearance of ‘strongmen’ is spreading. The US and Turkey are two cases in point to consider.

The CEO who is changing Algeria’s energy landscape

The new Sonatrach team’s reformist spirit opens a window of opportunity to establish a closer cooperation framework between the EU and Algeria.

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