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Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Globalisation: factors of unity or division, depending on the circumstances

There are many dimensions to globalisation and they are constantly changing and varying in their composition: the trade in goods, capital flows (both of these are currently in decline), information flows (on the increase) and the movement of people (also rising, with huge problems). There is also cultural exchange [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europe against Google: but there are no European Googles

The European Commission has accused Google, through a Statement of Objections, of distorting competition and benefiting its own sales by manipulating its browser. It has also opened a file to determine whether Android –the open operating system for mobiles promoted by the US giant– has abused its dominant position. [...]

Networked Egyptians

In an attempt to integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) into Egypt’s socioeconomic development, the former president, Hosni Mubarak, created the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in 1999 and adopted policies designed to make computer and Internet access more affordable and widely available. However, there was an [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Geopolitics in the Cloud

It was brilliant idea to call it that, but the ‘cloud’ is not in the sky but very much on the ground, in servers that to a large extent (except for China, Russia and certain other powers) are located in the US. Internet is also subject to geography and [...]

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