Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Facebook’s new and unsettling mission: building a global community

In a 5,800-word declaration, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook aspired ‘to build the social infrastructure for a global community’.

Trump versus the planet? No global climate action derailment but uncertainty on the horizon

Should Trump insist in pursuing his approach to climate action, China and the European Union will be looked upon by the international community to lead on.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Scenarios of an electoral super year: Europe at the test

There is a great deal at stake for the future of the EU in the coming elections in the Netherlands, France, Germany and probably Italy.

Morocco returns to the African Union amidst unresolved issues

Morocco has made a strong bet by entering the AU, but it is also evident that its bet is accompanied by real risks for its own interests and image.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The Return of Africa

Africa is back in the world spotlight. But if hopes are once again dashed, the crisis this time could be unprecedented.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Xi Jinping’s major contradiction: a greater concentration of power but more innovative liberalisation

The dilemma between a greater concentration of power and liberalisation becomes a trilemma in the face of other challenges that Xi Jinping have to address.

From presence to influence: new patterns for the US and China?

The US is still the country holding by far the largest global presence while China has jumped to the second place in the Elcano Global Presence Index.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Trump Demolitions Inc.

Trump has not yet exhibited an alternative vision of a new international order, but a vision that is essentially domestic.
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