When strongmen personalise foreign and security policy: the US and Turkey

In the absence of credible alternatives, the trend towards the appearance of ‘strongmen’ is spreading. The US and Turkey are two cases in point to consider.

The CEO who is changing Algeria’s energy landscape

The new Sonatrach team’s reformist spirit opens a window of opportunity to establish a closer cooperation framework between the EU and Algeria.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The young have more sway in the US than in Europe

Age has become a key factor in politics, both in the US and in Europe, but young people hold more sway in the former than in the latter.

Present or powerful? A comparison of the Best Countries ranking and the Elcano Global Presence Index

The comparison of rankings or index values of power with those of global presence might be showing which countries are punching above or below their weight.

Is Sri Lanka caught in China’s ‘debt trap’? A view from the ground

The feeling is that Chinese investment is putting Sri Lanka on the map and that suddenly everyone is now interested in coming.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Brexit’s bad bargain: losing sovereignty

Perhaps the draft Brexit agreement reached by the UK and EU negotiators is the best possible under the circumstances. Nothing is yet assured.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega A Contract to remedy the web

Treinta años después, Tim Berners-Lee propuso en la Web Summit en Lisboa un "contrato para la Web" para garantizar que la Red siga siendo libre y abierta.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The radical right lacks an International

The radical right is on the rise in a range of democracies, from Europe to Brazil. It is globalising rather than internationalising.

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