Andrés Ortega

Andrés Ortega is senior research fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute, a major Spanish foreign affairs think tank.

The Europeanization of the Anti-Europeans

The big prize being eyed by the anti-European and xenophobic parties are the elections to the European Parliament next May.

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An Outbreak of Ethics in Silicon Valley?

The companies and employees of the firms that are creating AI-based surveillance technologies are no longer on the side-lines.

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Trade Wars and the Clash of Perceptions

Trump sees China as a wealthy country with many poor people, while China sees itself as a poor country with wealthy people.

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Trump and the Dangerous Politics of Humiliation

Donald Trump’s foreign policy of humiliation is liable to have dire consequences, not least for the interests of the U.S. itself.

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Steven Pinker: Promoting a New Global Optimism

In showing that the world has never been less violent, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker is at the forefront of the new outbreak of global optimism.

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The Decline of the West, 1918-2018

This summer will mark the centenary of the appearance of the first volume of Oswald Spengler’s influential The Decline of the West.

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The (Silent) Revolution of Muslim Women

Since 2000, 50 million women in predominantly-Muslim countries have entered the labor market.

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Facebook and the Global Battle to Sway Minds

Can we protect our societies against “psychographic advertising” – manipulative technologies that stifle democracy?

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Europe Knows Where It Doesn’t Want to Go

As Germany and Italy decide the shape of their future governments, the EU is making slow progress. It is abandoning lofty schemes and determined to focus on people’s real problems.

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The Narrowing Gap Between Nuclear and Conventional Weapons

Is Russia in breach of the 1986 INF Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, agreed by Reagan and Gorbachev? This would be dangerous.

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