Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Is Obama a good President?

In terms of foreign policy, Barack Obama is giving the Americans what they want deep in their hearts.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Let’s ask… ‘After the Crimea: ¿towards a new deterrence?’

The crisis with Russia over the Crimea and the Ukraine in general has led the EU and NATO to start re-thinking the concept of deterrence, although in a very different context from that of the Cold War.

Al-Sisi, the Arsonist Firefighter

After eight months of al-Sisi's “mandate” to combat them, violence and terrorism have done nothing but increase. Massacres, attacks on security forces and everyday violence are becoming commonplace in Egyptian daily life.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Mental maps, real maps

Putin definitely seems to have a map in his head. This is in contrast to the EU and whose Member States have different maps of Europe in their heads.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Still emerging, but not so much

The growth of the emerging economies is slowing down. Are we at the end of the Great Convergence or is this just a slowdown, a re-balancing of global growth?

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Let’s ask… ‘What European solidarity can Italy and Spain, faced with an avalanche of illegal immigrants in Ceuta and Melilla and Lampedusa, ask for and expect?’

Andrés Ortega asks Corinne Balleix, Political scientist (Science Po, París) and author of La politique migratoire de l’Union européenne, and Ferruccio Pastore, Director of FIERI (Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione, Turin, Italy).[...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega NATO makes a comeback, or not?

The announcement of NATO’s clinical death at the age of 65 has been premature. It is emerging from Afghanistan after a long war with uncertain results, but which has also seen history’s largest military coalition, comprising the 28 NATO allies and a further 22 States that have cooperated with[...]

Gas and oil discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean: the key to Europe’s post-Crimea energy conundrum

The annexation of the Crimea has led the European Union to begin to consider weaning itself off its heavy dependence on Russia for energy supplies, particularly gas.  There is an alternative in the Eastern Mediterranean, which might also help resolve another thorny issue – the reunification of Cyprus, divided[...]

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