Clinton holds the line on Trump in the first debate

The polls had been tightening all through the month leading up to last night’s US Presidential Election Debate at Hofstra University in New York between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the respective Democratic and Republican Party nominees. On the eve of the debate, Clinton’s peak August 9th lead of[...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega English will continue to be spoken in Brussels

English is deeply rooted in the institutions of the EU and this is not about to change, whether Brexit finally comes to pass or not.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Brave discourses, constructive discourses

The general discourse of political leaders can carry weight. But as Angela Merkel is experiencing, the discourses of courage are no guarantee of success.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Connectography

Will infrastructure save the world economy? Connectography in a world that is going to become hyper-connected means that the most connected power wins.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europeans, get down to work

The EU must decide not so much what it wants to be, as what it wants to do, both with itself and with the UK. Europeans should get down to work

Spain on course for another record year in tourism

Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey’s loss of tourists has been partly Spain’s gain, helping the country to notch up another record year in arrivals.

Italy’s best solution: private interest with a side of public bailout

Allowing bailout in Italy is the lesser of two evils. A bailout has its costs, but the costs of enforcing a bail-in are more destructive and far-reaching.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega What leads from a rocky outcrop to an island: geopolitics

The PCA’s ruling has brought about increased tensions around the rocks in the South China Sea, even if they lead to some kind of negotiation.
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