Spain in times of the coronavirus

Every evening on the dot of 8pm my neighbours in Madrid applaud those in the healthcare system working to combat Spain’s spiralling coronavirus.

Iran, Libya, Turkey, and COVID-19: a ‘geopolitical Commission’ put to the test

The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has put the new ‘geopolitical Commission’ under another stress test.

Ideology and support for climate and energy transition policies in Spain

The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have been argued to share the problem of exponential growth, in expansion and in emissions.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The deglobalisation virus

It is not that COVID-19 virus has put in train a process of deglobalisation. This originated in the reactions to the 2008 crisis and what came in its wake.

Spain goes digital

Why does the adoption of digital technologies vary across countries and economic sectors? We put forward two explanations which are relevant in Spain.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europe’s ‘sovereignty fever’

‘European sovereignty’ has become the new watchword and new aspiration of certain prominent EU leaders. But it is necessary to learn to think about it.

Big Tech companies and States: policy or politics?

Big Tech companies are playing an increasingly strategic, decision-level and geopolitical role. But there are still three main questions to be solved.

The ‘cyber’ priorities among the MENA States

The MENA countries focus seems favour those threats to the model of political stability and social peace defined by the regimes.

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