Prensa The Franco-Russian Alliance: The End of the Pax Americana? 

Following recent jihadists attacks in Paris, the French government has informed of three decisions related to their strategy against the Islamic State: 1)    The French president François Hollande and the Russian one, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to coordinate their global fight against the jihads entity. 2)    In the coming days, Hollande will visit Washington and Moscow in order to promote the creation of a common international coalition to fight the IS. 3)    France requests the activation of Article 42.7 of the EU Treaty. The three decisions seem to be the logical reaction after the Paris’ attacks, and the confirmation, by the Kremlin, that the Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai last month was the result of an IS’ terrorist attack. 

Prensa Liberal Victory in the Canadian Elections

In the 42 elections for the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament (the Senate is not elected), held on Monday, October 19, the Liberal Party obtained an absolute majority of seats (184 of 338) with 39.5% of the vote. In the previous term, the liberals – of centre-left wing – were the third force (with 34 seats and 20% of votes), having obtained at the time the worst result ever reaped by the party that has governed Canada the longest since the creation of the Federation in 1867.

Prensa Is there any human capital for change in Cuba?

In order to carry out any creative work, be it a company, a sports team, humanitarian work, scientific research or a political struggle, you will absolutely always need people ready to play out the specific roles of the project. Normally there are two ways to access the appropriate human capital. One is to choose the people who have the necessary knowledge. The second is to look for some basic conditions, such as health, talent, youth, and from there, invest in the training of the future leaders of the task. 

Prensa The Parody of Democratic Powers: Now the Judiciary, in December the Elective

Even though democratic practices have shaped the mentality of our civilized societies, it is not difficult to assume that, by now, anyone is capable of understanding without awe how "revolutionary justice" works in any system proclaiming it. We have seen the same thing in Bolshevik and fascist systems; in those regimes which have raised the banner of anti-colonialism or Islamic orthodoxy; in the France of Fouquier-Tinville, in the Germany of the Nuremberg Laws; and in the seventy executions of senior officials that have taken place in the last three years in the Korea of Kim Jong-un. Behind it all, you can always find the mystifying verbiage on the new order that must be illuminated; on past injustices; on the revitalization of the soul of the people that only the great leader is able...

Prensa Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político nº 52

MARIO RAMOS VERA: El alma del mundo (Roger Scruton)VICENTE DE LA QUINTANA: La derrota de Azurmendi (Ensayo y error.Una autobiografía. Las memorias de un vasco proscrito, Mikel Azurmendi)PILAR MARCOS: Patria (Fernando Aramburu)EDUARDO INCLÁN: La voluntad del gudari. Génesis y metástasis de la violenciade ETA (Gaizka Fernández Soldevilla)ALFREDO CRESPO: El engaño populista. Por qué se arruinan nuestros paísesy cómo rescatarlos (Axel Kaiser y Gloria Álvarez)JUAN TOVAR RUIZ: National Insecurity: American Leadership In An Age of Fear(David Rothkopf)GERARDO DEL CAZ: Evitando la trampa de Tucídides (Easternisation. War andPeace in the Asian Century, Gideon Rachman)ANTONIO RUBIO PLO: A Rage for Order, The Middle East in Turmoil, fromTahrir Square to Isis (Robert F. Worth)

Prensa Strength of Identity

Europe is in the throes of two simultaneous crises: on the one hand, it is suffering from a political crisis, a crisis of leadership, one that has led to constitutional failure; on the other, it is suffering from a loss of identity, a phenomenon that results in cultural relativism. Marcello Pera, Speaker of the Italian Senate and Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pisa, delivered a conference entitled “Strength of Identity” during the course of the FAES Campus 2005, a paper which the FAES Foundation is now publishing. Also known as the co-author of the book Senza Radici (“Without Roots”) alongside Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Professor Pera urges European culture to proudly recall and reaffirm its origins and its universal democratic principles: freedom, equality and tolerance. In this respect, Europe must recognise the intrinsic value of a civilisation, Western civilisation, that has given the world so many universal ideas. “Europe must be aware of the moral superiority of a series of values that have prevailed over centuries and that have produced beneficial results wherever they have become established”.

Prensa The Franco-Russian Alliance: The End of the Pax Americana? 

11.19.2015. Following recent jihadists attacks in Paris, the French government has informed of three decisions related to their strategy against the Islamic State: 1)    The French president François Hollande and the Russian one, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to coordinate their global fight against the jihads entity. 2)    In the coming days, Hollande will visit Washington and Moscow in order to promote the creation of a common international coalition to fight the IS. 3)    France requests the activation of Article 42.7 of the EU Treaty. The three decisions seem to be the logical reaction after the Paris’ attacks, and the confirmation, by the Kremlin, that the Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai last month was the result of an IS’ terrorist attack. 

Prensa Liberal Victory in the Canadian Elections

10.26.2015. In the 42 elections for the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament (the Senate is not elected), held on Monday, October 19, the Liberal Party obtained an absolute majority of seats (184 of 338) with 39.5% of the vote. In the previous term, the liberals – of centre-left wing – were the third force (with 34 seats and 20% of votes), having obtained at the time the worst result ever reaped by the party that has governed Canada the longest since the creation of the Federation in 1867.

Prensa Is there any human capital for change in Cuba?

09.30.2015. In order to carry out any creative work, be it a company, a sports team, humanitarian work, scientific research or a political struggle, you will absolutely always need people ready to play out the specific roles of the project. Normally there are two ways to access the appropriate human capital. One is to choose the people who have the necessary knowledge. The second is to look for some basic conditions, such as health, talent, youth, and from there, invest in the training of the future leaders of the task. 

Prensa The Parody of Democratic Powers: Now the Judiciary, in December the Elective

09.11.2015. Even though democratic practices have shaped the mentality of our civilized societies, it is not difficult to assume that, by now, anyone is capable of understanding without awe how "revolutionary justice" works in any system proclaiming it. We have seen the same thing in Bolshevik and fascist systems; in those regimes which have raised the banner of anti-colonialism or Islamic orthodoxy; in the France of Fouquier-Tinville, in the Germany of the Nuremberg Laws; and in the seventy executions of senior officials that have taken place in the last three years in the Korea of Kim Jong-un. Behind it all, you can always find the mystifying verbiage on the new order that must be illuminated; on past injustices; on the revitalization of the soul of the people that only the great leader is able...

Publicaciones Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político nº 52

10.13.2016. MARIO RAMOS VERA: El alma del mundo (Roger Scruton)VICENTE DE LA QUINTANA: La derrota de Azurmendi (Ensayo y error.Una autobiografía. Las memorias de un vasco proscrito, Mikel Azurmendi)PILAR MARCOS: Patria (Fernando Aramburu)EDUARDO INCLÁN: La voluntad del gudari. Génesis y metástasis de la violenciade ETA (Gaizka Fernández Soldevilla)ALFREDO CRESPO: El engaño populista. Por qué se arruinan nuestros paísesy cómo rescatarlos (Axel Kaiser y Gloria Álvarez)JUAN TOVAR RUIZ: National Insecurity: American Leadership In An Age of Fear(David Rothkopf)GERARDO DEL CAZ: Evitando la trampa de Tucídides (Easternisation. War andPeace in the Asian Century, Gideon Rachman)ANTONIO RUBIO PLO: A Rage for Order, The Middle East in Turmoil, fromTahrir Square to Isis (Robert F. Worth)

Publicaciones Strength of Identity

01.01.2005. Europe is in the throes of two simultaneous crises: on the one hand, it is suffering from a political crisis, a crisis of leadership, one that has led to constitutional failure; on the other, it is suffering from a loss of identity, a phenomenon that results in cultural relativism. Marcello Pera, Speaker of the Italian Senate and Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pisa, delivered a conference entitled “Strength of Identity” during the course of the FAES Campus 2005, a paper which the FAES Foundation is now publishing. Also known as the co-author of the book Senza Radici (“Without Roots”) alongside Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Professor Pera urges European culture to proudly recall and reaffirm its origins and its universal democratic principles: freedom...