Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Brexit and Trump as vaccination: four decisive years for the EU

Europe appears to have overcome its fear of the future, although there is no consensus about what precisely that future may be.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The Europe of small things

This type of Europe of small things could help the societies of the EU and the Union itself to genuinely transcend national borders.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Global sub-state governance: how Trump matters less

Global governance is no longer the exclusive province of nation states. Although they will continue to be crucial, they need the help of other actors.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega A vertical moment

Somehow or other, although no-one knows how, remedying the great decoupling will induce the vertical to become more horizontal again.

Global Spain

The 2017 Elcano Global Presence Index of the Elcano Royal Instituteranks Spain 12th out of 100 countries with a score of 204.1.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega A 360º NATO, but without Article 5?

The terrorist threat ensures that NATO's front has a 360º circumference. The question is whether NATO is the right organisation for addressing the menace.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Disputed geometries around the New Silk Road

Underlying the cartography accompanying the New Silk Road initiative there is a whole series of geometries and latent geometrical suspicions.

The importance of Spanish-German cooperation in strengthening the EU

The Spanish-German cooperation is key to strength the EU. However, does Germany see Spain as a reliable and effective partner? Not quite yet.
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