Andrés Ortega

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

Myanmar and the Oppressive Side of the Digital Revolution

Surveillance technology devices from the West and the East have become essential tools for seeing through a coup d’état in the digital age.

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Immunizing the World: Can We Do It?

Global governance on immunization against COVID 19 has failed quite badly so far. The West will experience a blowback.

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A Different World for Joe Biden

Four years after Joe Biden concluded his tenure as Vice President of the United States, as U.S. President he encounters a very different world.

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QAnon: Conspiracy as a Quasi-Religion

QAnon is much more than a marginal phenomenon, as much as most rational people would wish otherwise.

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Welcome to the TikTok Wars

We live in an age where apps wars between major nations have geo-technological fallout.

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Multilateralism Has Lost Its Way

Collective intelligence is needed to build a new multilateralism for the 21st century.

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Geopolitics After COVID 19: Conflict or Cooperation?

In absolute terms, all states or groups of states around the globe are going to emerge weakened from the 2020 coronavirus crisis.

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COVID 19: How to Fight the Infodemic Wars

Beyond containing the COVID 19 virus, we must also contain the “infodemic” — the glut of misinformation from various sources. What does that take?

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The Deglobalization Virus?

The coronavirus crisis has become the third great globalization shock of this still relatively new century — after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and the fall of Lehman Brothers in September 2008.

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Europe´s Sovereignty Fever

There are big questions about the viability of the EU in the era of IT dominating technological innovation as well as in an era dominated once again by geopolitics.

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