Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega 1989, 30 years on: from the Iron Curtain to digital curtains

The Berlin wall and the Iron curtain fell thirty years ago. Despite the expansion of freedoms, new walls have been built, but this time they are digital.

Asia-Pacific global presence: the emerged region

The Asia-Pacific region ranks now third in the global presence ranking, after recording an impressive growth since 1990.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trump first, America less

It may be that the policies of Trump lead to a less influential US which is less capable of maintaining a degree of regional and global stability.

Spanish citizens and Climate Change

Spanish citizens has a strong support for a Climate Change and Energy Transition Law and for the key elements of other countries’ robust climate laws.

Spain 2.0. A policy in search of a government

Digitalisation matters but investing in digital infrastructure is not enough. The EU single market is fundamental if Spain 2.0 is to succeed.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trump thrives on polarisation

The disappearance of the centre and the polarisation of the institutions –evident in the first steps towards a possible impeachment– work in Trump’s favour.

Pirates (of football) in the Gulf versus Qatar’s soft power

A dispute between Arab neighbours has turned into a battle of sports rights that extends as far as Spain’s top-flight football competition

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Election-free changes

In a matter of months, three major European countries have coincidentally seen changes of leadership and political direction without election being held.

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