Andrés Ortega

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

“Yellow Vests”: The First Rebellion Against the Ecological Transition

Previous rebellions in France were against the markets and globalization. The Yellow Vest rebellion is against a change in our way of life.

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US: Massaging Unemployment Numbers

Many European countries would like to grow jobs at the same rate as the U.S. A look behind the official U.S. statistics.

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If the UK Stays…

Britain and the EU

Evaluating the prospects of “No Brexit.”

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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

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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