Europe appears to have overcome its fear of the future, although there is no consensus about what precisely that future may be.
This type of Europe of small things could help the societies of the EU and the Union itself to genuinely transcend national borders.
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.
Somehow or other, although no-one knows how, remedying the great decoupling will induce the vertical to become more horizontal again.
The 2017 Elcano Global Presence Index of the Elcano Royal Instituteranks Spain 12th out of 100 countries with a score of 204.1.
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.
Underlying the cartography accompanying the New Silk Road initiative there is a whole series of geometries and latent geometrical suspicions.
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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