Prensa Kazajistán, escenario geopolítico tras 25 años de independencia

Kazajistán es clave para garantizar la estabilidad de Asia Central. La transición de la era post-Nazarbáyev marcará la madurez de la república exsoviética y seguramente servirá de modelo político para las demás.

Prensa The British crossroad

Almost five months after the holding of the referendum that had the Brexit as a result, the British landscape hosts more questions than precise answers. However, amid the uncertainty, some facts, the repercussion of which has not occurred yet, stand out.

Prensa The Candidates for the Elysée Are Moving in Shifting Sands

France has before itself a great challenge to decide who will be the next president of the Republic in the upcoming month of May, but few months away from the elections, everything is too open to talk about favorites. The primaries of the main party of the French right, Les Republicains (LR), is attracting great attention but not too much discussion on ideological level. For the first time in its history, the party has decided to choose its candidate in open primaries to militants and sympathizers that will be held in a single ballot on the 20th November and the two most voted candidates will compete again in the second round on the 27th November.

Prensa Labour Tsunami in Recruitment

In the social issues, beyond their economical content, certain figures and numbers acquire, in a precise moment, an almost magical inordinate value, as it happened with the 35-hour work week in due course, and it’s happening now after the judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union last 14th September with the 20-day compensation as a possible remedy for one of the major endemic problems that the Spanish labour market is going through: the rate of temporary employment.

Prensa A true story*

"The admirable engagement of the Fundación Gregorio Ordóñez to support and spread the reality and relevance of bearing his name goes a step further with this successful attempt to modernize the general archive of Gregorio Ordóñez." "Few biographies, like the one of Gregorio, can claim so many achievements in such briefness of the time lived. Few lives, like his, have moved feelings and established references of exemplariness. Few memories survive as imperative of commitment to freedom as the memory of the one we miss so much." *These are first words of the article that José María Aznar has written to recall the memory and the democratic example of Gregorio Ordóñez in the web page of the foundation that carries his name and preserves his civic legacy.

Prensa The Atlantic Alliance 70 Years Later: From Reform to Rebuilding

Seventy years later, the Alliance is weaker, at a time in which the Organization has, after undergoing a process of increased bureaucratization, stressed its vocation as a security-based one. Can we accept this NATO as the new normal? Is it an acceptable result of its adaptation within a new period? Should we not aspire to a better Alliance? Furthermore, does it even make sense that NATO exists in the year 2019?

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 Charlie Hebdo. Paris Jihadist Attack

?One of the Kouachi brothers had received twenty thousand US dollars to carry out an attack, albeit not in Paris but in Yemen, where he had travelled in 2011. Al-Qaeda ordered the attack, but did not coordinate its execution at a military level? ?Out of 49 “Jihadist plots” in Europe between 2008 and 2013, the terrorists were not able to kill in 47, due to their own incapability, or because they were arrested. This information offers rather an efficient image of security services? ?The jihadist threat is difficult to deal with, not only by the French intelligence but by intelligence services worldwide. The United States included? ?In the language of militant jihadists, Westerners are “monstrous creatures” with whom they must avoid any contact to preserve their spiritual purity?

Prensa Ukraine, between Russia and the European Union

“For Russia, Ukraine is crucial in a historical way, in a psychological way (they call it “Little Russia”) and, above all, in a political, economic and strategic way. More importantly, Ukraine is a key country for Russia?s national security”“The battle on the streets of Kiev, which has already claimed many lives and thousands of wounded, is a tragic fact which might lead to a civil war. Ukraine?s army is the largest in Europe after the Russian and can be deployed at any moment”“Vladimir Putin?s strategy regarding Ukraine is the same than that regarding other countries of the former Soviet Union: an indirect control. Russia does not intend to govern Ukraine. But it wants a “negative” control: that Ukraine does not do what Russia does not want it to do”

Prensa The Spanish Economic Model 1996-2004: A Silent Revolution

Between 1996 and 2004, Spain enjoyed the longest period of prosperity in its democratic history. Five million jobs, convergence of up to 98% with regard to the average EU income per capita, low inflation, a favourite destination for foreign investment, reduction of the public debt in terms of GDP, a budget surplus and creation of a Social Security Reserve Fund, are all results of a new economic model introduced by the Partido Popular. The key aspects of this model are described in this book by Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quirós and Ricardo Martínez Rico. The foundations of this new economic model consisted of the following measures: restraints on public expenditure, reorientation of expenditure based on efficiency criteria, reductions in income tax and corporate tax rates, the elimination of certain forms of taxation, privatisation, liberalisation of the goods and services markets, promotion of competition, independent regulatory bodies, labour market reforms and more open economic links with abroad.

Prensa Kazajistán, escenario geopolítico tras 25 años de independencia

01.20.2017. Kazajistán es clave para garantizar la estabilidad de Asia Central. La transición de la era post-Nazarbáyev marcará la madurez de la república exsoviética y seguramente servirá de modelo político para las demás.

Prensa The British crossroad

11.14.2016. Almost five months after the holding of the referendum that had the Brexit as a result, the British landscape hosts more questions than precise answers. However, amid the uncertainty, some facts, the repercussion of which has not occurred yet, stand out.

Prensa The Candidates for the Elysée Are Moving in Shifting Sands

10.31.2016. France has before itself a great challenge to decide who will be the next president of the Republic in the upcoming month of May, but few months away from the elections, everything is too open to talk about favorites. The primaries of the main party of the French right, Les Republicains (LR), is attracting great attention but not too much discussion on ideological level. For the first time in its history, the party has decided to choose its candidate in open primaries to militants and sympathizers that will be held in a single ballot on the 20th November and the two most voted candidates will compete again in the second round on the 27th November.

Prensa Labour Tsunami in Recruitment

10.26.2016. In the social issues, beyond their economical content, certain figures and numbers acquire, in a precise moment, an almost magical inordinate value, as it happened with the 35-hour work week in due course, and it’s happening now after the judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union last 14th September with the 20-day compensation as a possible remedy for one of the major endemic problems that the Spanish labour market is going through: the rate of temporary employment.

Prensa A true story*

10.20.2016. "The admirable engagement of the Fundación Gregorio Ordóñez to support and spread the reality and relevance of bearing his name goes a step further with this successful attempt to modernize the general archive of Gregorio Ordóñez." "Few biographies, like the one of Gregorio, can claim so many achievements in such briefness of the time lived. Few lives, like his, have moved feelings and established references of exemplariness. Few memories survive as imperative of commitment to freedom as the memory of the one we miss so much." *These are first words of the article that José María Aznar has written to recall the memory and the democratic example of Gregorio Ordóñez in the web page of the foundation that carries his name and preserves his civic legacy.

Publicaciones The Atlantic Alliance 70 Years Later: From Reform to Rebuilding

11.18.2019. Seventy years later, the Alliance is weaker, at a time in which the Organization has, after undergoing a process of increased bureaucratization, stressed its vocation as a security-based one. Can we accept this NATO as the new normal? Is it an acceptable result of its adaptation within a new period? Should we not aspire to a better Alliance? Furthermore, does it even make sense that NATO exists in the year 2019?

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 Charlie Hebdo. Paris Jihadist Attack

02.18.2015. ?One of the Kouachi brothers had received twenty thousand US dollars to carry out an attack, albeit not in Paris but in Yemen, where he had travelled in 2011. Al-Qaeda ordered the attack, but did not coordinate its execution at a military level? ?Out of 49 “Jihadist plots” in Europe between 2008 and 2013, the terrorists were not able to kill in 47, due to their own incapability, or because they were arrested. This information offers rather an efficient image of security services? ?The jihadist threat is difficult to deal with, not only by the French intelligence but by intelligence services worldwide. The United States included? ?In the language of militant jihadists, Westerners are “monstrous creatures” with whom they must avoid any contact to preserve their spiritual purity?...

Publicaciones Ukraine, between Russia and the European Union

02.20.2014. “For Russia, Ukraine is crucial in a historical way, in a psychological way (they call it “Little Russia”) and, above all, in a political, economic and strategic way. More importantly, Ukraine is a key country for Russia?s national security”“The battle on the streets of Kiev, which has already claimed many lives and thousands of wounded, is a tragic fact which might lead to a civil war. Ukraine?s army is the largest in Europe after the Russian and can be deployed at any moment”“Vladimir Putin?s strategy regarding Ukraine is the same than that regarding other countries of the former Soviet Union: an indirect control. Russia does not intend to govern Ukraine. But it wants a “negative” control: that Ukraine does not do what Russia does not want it to do”...

Publicaciones The Spanish Economic Model 1996-2004: A Silent Revolution

01.01.2006. Between 1996 and 2004, Spain enjoyed the longest period of prosperity in its democratic history. Five million jobs, convergence of up to 98% with regard to the average EU income per capita, low inflation, a favourite destination for foreign investment, reduction of the public debt in terms of GDP, a budget surplus and creation of a Social Security Reserve Fund, are all results of a new economic model introduced by the Partido Popular. The key aspects of this model are described in this book by Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quirós and Ricardo Martínez Rico. The foundations of this new economic model consisted of the following measures: restraints on public expenditure, reorientation of expenditure based on efficiency criteria, reductions in income tax and corporate tax rates, the elimin...