Prensa The End of Bipartisanship in El Salvador?

The elected President Nayib Bukele is a politician/protest candidate who has been able to build around himself an image of renewal. He can hardly be seen as an ideological fanatic, but he is a pragmatic capable of swinging to one side or the other, always with the aim of achieving power.

Prensa Venezuela: a golden opportunity

For the first time in a long time, a favorable situation has arisen for the cause of freedom and democracy in Venezuela. The lesson is clear: without credible institutions, the rule of law and effective limits on power, it is impossible to have freedom, democracy and economic growth.

Prensa Shifting sands: Trump in Syria

What lies behind Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the war against the Islamic state in Syria? The pressure for a regime change in Iran and support for Washington's allies in the Middle East - who can continue to count on diplomatic, economic and arms assistance - are powerful reasons.

Prensa Between 'hard Brexit' and the second referendum

It is time to ratify the agreement to avoid a 'hard Brexit', with the focus on the Protocol on Ireland and the transitional period, and FAES analyses the main scenarios that the British lower chamber’s negative vote would trigger on 15 January.

Prensa The normalization of the coup d’état

Sánchez, the Government and the PSOE have given their political absolution to the coup and accept the non-existent right of self-determination, in the absence of finding a formula to give it to the nationalists.

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 The End of Bipartisanship in El Salvador?

02.13.2019. The elected President Nayib Bukele is a politician/protest candidate who has been able to build around himself an image of renewal. He can hardly be seen as an ideological fanatic, but he is a pragmatic capable of swinging to one side or the other, always with the aim of achieving power.

Prensa Venezuela: a golden opportunity

01.23.2019. For the first time in a long time, a favorable situation has arisen for the cause of freedom and democracy in Venezuela. The lesson is clear: without credible institutions, the rule of law and effective limits on power, it is impossible to have freedom, democracy and economic growth.

Prensa Shifting sands: Trump in Syria

01.22.2019. What lies behind Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the war against the Islamic state in Syria? The pressure for a regime change in Iran and support for Washington's allies in the Middle East - who can continue to count on diplomatic, economic and arms assistance - are powerful reasons.

Prensa Between 'hard Brexit' and the second referendum

01.08.2019. It is time to ratify the agreement to avoid a 'hard Brexit', with the focus on the Protocol on Ireland and the transitional period, and FAES analyses the main scenarios that the British lower chamber’s negative vote would trigger on 15 January.

Prensa The normalization of the coup d’état

12.21.2018. Sánchez, the Government and the PSOE have given their political absolution to the coup and accept the non-existent right of self-determination, in the absence of finding a formula to give it to the nationalists.

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...