Spain and Italy should cooperate more to make a stronger EU

A more cooperative relationship between Spain and Italy would bring stability and boost the economy of the entire EU.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The retreat of the West

The withdrawal of troops by the West in Afghanistan highlights the lack of global governance and strategic plans.

The end of the world pre-COVID: what do the 2020 results of the Elcano Global Presence Index tell us?

We are launching the 2020 edition of the Elcano Global Presence Index, which does not yet reflect the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Deep tech: the return of the grand projects of bits and atoms

The increased investment in deep technology is not only a great wave of innovation but also a factor of power.

What is at stake for Spain with the new EU-US Trade & Technology Council?

The new alliance opens up opportunities and challenges for the EU. Also, for Spain, which should seize its own strengths.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega European digital sovereignty: the EU had it, but did not retain it

Europe falls behind in the technology and digital sector depending on the exports of other countries such as the US or China.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Does China pose a challenge to our liberal democracies?

The summit on liberal democracies is still to come and one question is whether China truly poses a challenge to such democracies.

Soft power put to the test

China aims to improve its external image. Is soft power changing or is it up to our foreign policy to rethink itself?

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