Monthly Archive: January 2017

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trump Demolitions Inc.

Having become President, Donald Trump the property developer is now proving to be a master of demolitions, if not of walls at least through issuing executive orders. With no time to waste he has set about fulfilling what he pledged, and thereby upset both regional and global balances in [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Rifts in the European Parliament

Something has come apart in the European Parliament, and this may end up being a healthy development, although it gives rise to some cause for concern as well. Half-way through a five-year legislative term, a Social-Democratic President usually follows a Christian-Democrat predecessor. Or vice versa. This has been the [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega A map of the future: islands, orbits or communities

Every four years, the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) carries out an exercise of the utmost interest looking at world trends. This is the sixth report in the series, and it has been published on the eve of Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House this Friday, a man [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Foreign cyber-meddling in domestic elections

A great deal of noise, and some deeds, underlie the alleged Russian meddling in favour of Donald Trump in the recent US presidential election. The President-elect, unlike the intelligence services and the outgoing President, no longer affirms that there is no proof at all of such an incursion, but [...]
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