Andrés Ortega

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

That Cold January 20, 2025

Living in a world where Xi and even Putin still stand tall and U.S. and European interests over how to deal with Russia and China differ significantly.

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The New Cold War Era

How Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine are altering many previously long-held assumptions. Being criminal – and monstrous — is what Russia’s presumed “greatness” has been reduced to.

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Why China Weighs in on Ukraine

China’s goal isn’t cuddling up to Russia. It is preventing NATO from interfering in the Indo-Pacific.

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Facing the Possibility of a Long Pandemic

While scientists cannot predict how Covid-19 will end, the virus has transformed life as we know it and will continue to do so for decades to come.

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Putin: Master of Hybrid Wars?

All wars are hybrid, but war — and the notion of hybrid — have changed.

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Biden Vs. Xi: The Global Battle for Restoring Domestic Economic Balance

How the fight against inequality at home unites — and separates — Biden and Xi Jinping. And who seems to have the upper hand.

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Wars of the Three Spheres: The West, the East and the Metaverse

Are we really capable of negotiating our collective future?

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Re-Globalization, With Hiccups

A new era of globalization is dawning, but it is accompanied by serious challenges.

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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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