European society and politics are now dominated by the nostalgic who think that the past –without specifying which– was better than the present.
The Djibouti naval base is a manifestation of the strategy of China in Africa: a hybrid combination of hard power and soft power.
When China falters, the world shudders. The current weakness of the Chinese economy is a concern for European economies, as it must be for the US.
Whether with a new EU fund or by reforming the existing ones, the EU and the member states need to managed the effects of the technological revolution.
The announcement by Donald Trump of a unilateral military withdrawal of US forces from the Middle East is another step in the area’s destabilisation.
Brexit was an essentially political issue, but British politics is incapable of resolving it. Not just the withdrawal agreement, but what will come next.
Globalisation and the technological revolution go hand-in-hand, in a way that is now inseparable. But they both need to revolve around human beings.
Forty years ago this month, Spaniards overwhelmingly approved their new Constitution in a referendum which sealed the country's transition to democracy.