Prensa Another crucial year for Latinamerica

Costa Rica, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico will hold democratic elections in the next months and Sebastián Piñera will take office in Chile. To this we must add the show organized by Castrism to perpetuate itself in Cuba and the call for presidential elections made by the illegitimate Constituent Assembly. All this can affect in a significant way the political and economic future of the region.

Prensa Spanish adhesion to Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)

European cooperation in the field of security and defense is an unsatisfied ambition since the beginning of the European project. Spain is one of the 25 countries participating in the Permanent Structured Cooperation with the objective of moving forwards in real integration. But the EU would only be able to request the global leadership it deserves if the Member States strengthen their degree of political compromise and Brussels starts a coherent foreign policy.

Prensa La guerra de Sir John Moore, de Juan Granados

The book reproduces the difficulties of the campaign of the British Empire in the North East of the Peninsula during 1808 and 1809, and proposes a deep reflection on discipline and loyalty, sacrifice and service, of soldiers committed not only to a cause but to the fulfil of their duty, moderated by the sense of responsibility and the warmth of humanity in an upset atmosphere.

Prensa Aznar: “Political confusion provokes some people to look for answers in populism and nationalism”

The former president of the Government and president of the FAES Foundation, José María Aznar, has met up this morning with the participants of the FAES Program of Formation of Latin American Leaders 2017, with whom he has talked about the challenge that the technological revolution poses to classical liberal democracies and its political system.

Prensa "Freedom should be the defending commitment of our country"

Former President George W. Bush has defended the cause of freedom at a time when great democracies face new and serious threats and seem to be losing confidence in their own calling and competence. “Freedom is not merely a political menu option, or a foreign policy fad; it should be the defending commitment of our country, and the hope of the world”, "he said at the national forum 'Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World' in New York.

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 Another crucial year for Latinamerica

01.24.2018. Costa Rica, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico will hold democratic elections in the next months and Sebastián Piñera will take office in Chile. To this we must add the show organized by Castrism to perpetuate itself in Cuba and the call for presidential elections made by the illegitimate Constituent Assembly. All this can affect in a significant way the political and economic future of the region.

Prensa Spanish adhesion to Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)

12.21.2017. European cooperation in the field of security and defense is an unsatisfied ambition since the beginning of the European project. Spain is one of the 25 countries participating in the Permanent Structured Cooperation with the objective of moving forwards in real integration. But the EU would only be able to request the global leadership it deserves if the Member States strengthen their degree of political compromise and Brussels starts a coherent foreign policy.

Prensa La guerra de Sir John Moore, de Juan Granados

11.21.2017. The book reproduces the difficulties of the campaign of the British Empire in the North East of the Peninsula during 1808 and 1809, and proposes a deep reflection on discipline and loyalty, sacrifice and service, of soldiers committed not only to a cause but to the fulfil of their duty, moderated by the sense of responsibility and the warmth of humanity in an upset atmosphere.

Prensa Aznar: “Political confusion provokes some people to look for answers in populism and nationalism”

11.02.2017. The former president of the Government and president of the FAES Foundation, José María Aznar, has met up this morning with the participants of the FAES Program of Formation of Latin American Leaders 2017, with whom he has talked about the challenge that the technological revolution poses to classical liberal democracies and its political system.

Prensa "Freedom should be the defending commitment of our country"

10.23.2017. Former President George W. Bush has defended the cause of freedom at a time when great democracies face new and serious threats and seem to be losing confidence in their own calling and competence. “Freedom is not merely a political menu option, or a foreign policy fad; it should be the defending commitment of our country, and the hope of the world”, "he said at the national forum 'Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World' in New York.

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...