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In a recent talk in Zurich, Karen Donfried suggested that the predicaments of the European Union are only a concrete case of a more general phenomenon: the contestation of the international order that has dominated global affairs since the beginning of the decade. This order has been characterized by the attraction power of liberal values […]

On July 1st 2018 Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the leftist candidate in the ballot, won Mexico’s presidential election with nearly 53% of the votes. His slogan “together we will make history” held a strong bond with the candidate’s taste for country’s history. His government promises to implement the fourth transformation in the long-run evolution […]

The Centre for the Analysis of Foreign Policy and International Security of Catalonia (CAPESIC in its acronyms in Catalan) is an independent and non-partisan think tank in the field of International Relations (foreign policy, geopolitics, international and security affairs) based in Barcelona, Catalonia. CAPESIC is a registered association No. 64577 in Catalonia. If you make […]

Readers of international relations know that governments are only one kind of player in the international stage. Private organizations are also important actors, in many cases more than sovereign nations. Alongside, there are another kind of institutions connected to states, but not to diplomatic corps or foreign departments: international parliaments. The existence of international parliamentary […]

Access and control over natural resources have been a central element of international conflicts. In the Asian context, freshwater is increasingly gaining strategic importance. China faces serious problems of freshwater supply due to its large population and its costly process of industrialization and modernisation in terms of environment. Nevertheless, in this regard, China has an […]

Last October saw the territorial integrity of Spain questioned more than it has been since the end of the Spanish empire. The economic and political threat dwarfed the costs of any crisis prior, including the late African decolonization. Yet one year after the Catalan government organized a self-determination referendum, the international standing of Spain seems […]

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