Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trump and what caused him

The causes underlying Donald Trump's arrival in the White House exactly one year ago are still subject to debate.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The EU’s global normative influence

The EU is proving to have a capacity for global influence on normative issues. Its internal regulations are in some cases being adopted beyond its borders.

Catalonia secessionist parties regain control of the region’s parliament

The election clearly showed the depth of pro-independence sentiment and the profound polarisation of society.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The geopolitics of sexual harassment

The sexual harassment of women has made its way onto the global agenda. What has started in the US could start to have geopolitical ramifications.

Libya is sinking even further into the abyss

Whether one looks at the humanitarian situation, or at politics or at security, the overwhelming impression is that Libya is sinking into the abyss.

Global presence is neither good, nor bad

The Elcano Global Presence Index is not normative. We would probably not reach a consensus on which forms of presence are positive and which are negative.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Britain: devoid of a project

Perhaps the lack of vision regarding the future will end up generating more doubts among Britain's citizens about Brexit.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Disinformation campaigns: the weakness caused by mistrust

The debate about post-truth, disinformation, fake news and manipulation favours the manipulators. Mistrust cannot simply be offset by more information.
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