Gustavo De Aristegui

Only a Global Commitment Can Resolve Capital Crisis

The deadly smog that is choking Delhi and surroundings is yet another wake up call of how serious the risk of environmental catastrophe is around the world, but gravest in the largest metropolis of the planet.

11 Nov 2017

Glamour and horror is 50-km apart in Lebanon

I returned to Lebanon after many years of absence to attend my brother’s wedding. I lived there as a student when my father was the Spanish Ambassador from 1984 to 1989.

10 Sep 2017

Kashmir is an attractive ‘cause’ for global jihadists

Much too often, some of India’s friends have not understood the Kashmir problem—those who have wanted to stay ‘neutral’ dubbing the Indian State as ‘disputed territory’,

13 Aug 2017

Crisis in leadership as bright minds avoid public service

This is a recurrent topic in many political analyses, we ask ourselves why the world has reached an incomprehensible free fall process of the quality of leadership in the world.

16 Jul 2017

A truly globalised world demands a surge in tourism

The genius French novelist Jules Verne foresaw like no other the future of mankind, conquering frontiers that seemed beyond the wildest dreams in the 19th Century.

18 Jun 2017

French elections, political elites, populism and doom

The French elections are a very worrying symptom of a grave illness that is spreading all over the world, but that has a powerful epicentre in Europe.

29 Apr 2017

Japan must bolster itself as a proactive actor on world stage

Every time I visit Japan, the country surprises me. It captures my soul and awakens my curiosity and desire to learn more about the Japanese people and how they have made it to the top of the ladder o

01 Apr 2017

Immigration and asylum: right balance amid security threats

It seems like the world has been hijacked by the extremes. On the one hand, we have the irresponsible extreme left wing that demands unconditional open borders, no background checks, no concerns for f

04 Mar 2017

Mighty but gentle soft power India captivates the world

India has captivated and fascinated the world, it is more a universe than a nation with a deeply-rooted personality, a profound collective soul, all boosted by its dazzling diversity.

05 Feb 2017

Obama’s last-minute foreign policies aim to secure legacy

Foreign Policy is a very serious state matter that must be above the political divide. It should be solid, logical, balanced, far reaching, and its aim should be the protection and defence of national

31 Dec 2016

Cuba without Fidel, the power hungry junkie

With only about 12 million inhabitants, Cuba has always punched way above its weight—in sports, geopolitics and international presence as well as military interventions. Some of these are exploits; ot

04 Dec 2016

Tomorrow's India Can't be Defended with Yesterday's Technology

India’s defence policies, defence industry and R&D have become a hot topic of interest in the world.

10 Apr 2016