Prensa US primaries after March 15

It is increasingly likely that the two choices before the US electorate in November 2016 will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. After March 15, Hillary Clinton is on track to be the Democratic nominee. After March 15, where Trump won Florida, North Carolina and Illinois, he needs around 60% of the remaining delegates. This is possible. If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton will win an historic victory and the Republicans will likely lose the Senate and possibly the House.   

Prensa ANÁLISISLas primarias de EE.UU tras el 15 de marzo, por Daniel Runde

/16.03.16/.- El tercer y decisivo ‘supermartes’ del proceso de primarias de Estados Unidos ha dejado claro que Hillary Clinton está más cerca de la candidatura demócrata y que Donald Trump necesita alrededor del 60 por ciento de los delegados republicanos que quedan por decidirse. El asesor del Partido Republicano Daniel Runde* analiza para FAES este momento decisivo en la carrera para la nominación presidencial, así como los motivos que están llevando a gran parte del electorado estadounidense a votar ‘anti-sistema’, y explica su convicción de que si Trump es el candidato republicano, la gran victoria será para Clinton.

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 ANALYSISArgentina: On the Threshold of Change, by Guillermo Hirschfeld

/27.10.15/.- The FAES coordinator of Programmes for Latin America, Guillermo Hirschfeld, analyses the "surprising" results of Argentinian elections which, in his opinion, "point out that Democracy has been enriched with a competitive model where the alternative has demonstrated that it is capable of winning". 

Prensa Argentina: On the Threshold of Change

On November 22 the Argentines will be electing the president who will lead the country's destiny for the next four years in a thrilling runoff. The Argentine people will have to choose between the continuity of the Kirchner model embodied by the candidacy of Daniel Scioli, or the change alternative led by Mauricio Macri.

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 US primaries after March 15

03.16.2016. It is increasingly likely that the two choices before the US electorate in November 2016 will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. After March 15, Hillary Clinton is on track to be the Democratic nominee. After March 15, where Trump won Florida, North Carolina and Illinois, he needs around 60% of the remaining delegates. This is possible. If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton will win an historic victory and the Republicans will likely lose the Senate and possibly the House.   

Prensa ANÁLISISLas primarias de EE.UU tras el 15 de marzo, por Daniel Runde

03.16.2016.  El tercer y decisivo ‘supermartes’ del proceso de primarias de Estados Unidos ha dejado claro que Hillary Clinton está más cerca de la candidatura demócrata y que Donald Trump necesita alrededor del 60 por ciento de los delegados republicanos que quedan por decidirse. El asesor del Partido Republicano Daniel Runde* analiza para FAES este momento decisivo en la carrera para la nominación presidencial, así como los motivos que están llevando a gran parte del electorado estadounidense a votar ‘anti-sistema’, y explica su convicción de que si Trump es el candidato republicano, la gran victoria será para Clinton.

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 ANALYSISArgentina: On the Threshold of Change, by Guillermo Hirschfeld

10.27.2015.  The FAES coordinator of Programmes for Latin America, Guillermo Hirschfeld, analyses the "surprising" results of Argentinian elections which, in his opinion, "point out that Democracy has been enriched with a competitive model where the alternative has demonstrated that it is capable of winning". 

Prensa Argentina: On the Threshold of Change

10.27.2015. On November 22 the Argentines will be electing the president who will lead the country's destiny for the next four years in a thrilling runoff. The Argentine people will have to choose between the continuity of the Kirchner model embodied by the candidacy of Daniel Scioli, or the change alternative led by Mauricio Macri.

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...