Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Ending Zero-Zero under China’s shadow

China is what really concerns the Trump Administration and it could be the main reason for the announcement to withdraw from the INF or Zero-Zero Treaty.

Aid, power and politics: the debate needs to go back to basics

For the last three decades, Development Studies have approached aid mainly from its management.The aid debate needs to go back to basics.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega US unemployment: good, but…

The latest official unemployment figure in the US, released in September, stood at 3.7%, which puts it on the brink of full employment. Or does it?

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega 2018, a lost year for Europe

There was a time when it was hoped that 2018 would be the year in which the EU. The Bavarian results have triggered a political earthquake.

A tale of Africa’s behaviour in Elcano Global Presence Index

What the Elcano Global Presence Index is showing about Africa? The Index is calculated and updated yearly. The 2018 edition includes 21 African countries.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Half the world is middle class

The middle and wealthy classes now account for more than half the world’s population, rather more than 3.8 billion people, a majority.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega If the UK stays

The prospect is again being raised of Brexit not taking place and the UK remaining in the EU. Bu the Remain option is not devoid of problems for the EU.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The G20 and the management of global goods

It is necessary to incorporate into this governance an inductive, with more actors, drawn from civil societies and citizens, the cities and the businesses.

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