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 ANALYSISWhy is Russia Getting Involved in the Conflict in Syria?, by Mira Milosevich

/16.09.09/.- The FAES Foundation analyst and expert on international affairs, Mira Milosevich, claimes in the last FAES Analysis that "since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, Russia has not changed its objectives of national security or foreign policy". "Putin thinks that if Syria becomes a failed state, it will be an extraordinary opportunity to increase Russia’s presence and influence in the region", points out. In her opinion, "its main objective is the fight against the Islamic State, to prevent their spreading to the Caucasus, as their territorial security depends on this".

Prensa Why is Russia Getting Involved in the Conflict in Syria?

Satellite imagery (published by Stratfor) revealing that Russia is building an operating base in the Bashar al-Assad airport in Latakia, and increased military support to the Syrian regime, are evidence that Russia is ready to defend its interests in the area. Once again, Western politicians have misinterpreted Russia's strategy, as Moscow’s contacts both with the Syrian opposition and with the USA, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Qatar, had led them to infer that Russia would withdraw its support to the weakened dictatorship of al-Assad. President Obama, in speeches delivered on July 6 and 14, said that "Russia may play a positive role in Syria." But the US’ recent request to Greece and Bulgaria –to prohibit the use of their airspace to Russian airplanes...

Prensa Machado's Disqualification: Another Strike in Venezuela

On Tuesday July 14, the Comptroller General of the Venezuelan Republic —through a brief one-page document— has notified the leader María Corina Machado that she has been sanctioned with a political disqualification for one year, the most obvious consequence of this measure will be Machado's impossibility to run for the elections of the Venezuelan National Assembly the upcoming December 6.

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 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 ANALYSISWhy is Russia Getting Involved in the Conflict in Syria?, by Mira Milosevich

09.16.2015.  The FAES Foundation analyst and expert on international affairs, Mira Milosevich, claimes in the last FAES Analysis that "since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, Russia has not changed its objectives of national security or foreign policy". "Putin thinks that if Syria becomes a failed state, it will be an extraordinary opportunity to increase Russia’s presence and influence in the region", points out. In her opinion, "its main objective is the fight against the Islamic State, to prevent their spreading to the Caucasus, as their territorial security depends on this".

Prensa Why is Russia Getting Involved in the Conflict in Syria?

09.14.2015. Satellite imagery (published by Stratfor) revealing that Russia is building an operating base in the Bashar al-Assad airport in Latakia, and increased military support to the Syrian regime, are evidence that Russia is ready to defend its interests in the area. Once again, Western politicians have misinterpreted Russia's strategy, as Moscow’s contacts both with the Syrian opposition and with the USA, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Qatar, had led them to infer that Russia would withdraw its support to the weakened dictatorship of al-Assad. President Obama, in speeches delivered on July 6 and 14, said that "Russia may play a positive role in Syria." But the US’ recent request to Greece and Bulgaria –to prohibit the use of their airspace to Russian airplanes...

Prensa Machado's Disqualification: Another Strike in Venezuela

07.16.2015. On Tuesday July 14, the Comptroller General of the Venezuelan Republic —through a brief one-page document— has notified the leader María Corina Machado that she has been sanctioned with a political disqualification for one year, the most obvious consequence of this measure will be Machado's impossibility to run for the elections of the Venezuelan National Assembly the upcoming December 6.

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...