How to get over the fear of the future

We can help improve the quality of our world and our lives

Posted by , 19th December 2008

miedofuturo.jpgWe fear losing what we have, what we have achieved as a personal and familial fulfillment. We fear falling into poverty or destitution, the irruption of an unknown world bereft of any referential precedents, whose sole insinuation becomes unbearable. How can we get over this?


The G-20’s prescription: reform, not a break with the past

Understand the general conclusions of the economic summit in Washington

Posted by , 27th November 2008

cumbrewash.jpgWith the overblown headlines and triumphant images having just faded away, it is necessary to analyze in detail the general strategy and tactical work plan to come out of the global summit held to calm the financial chaos and the global recession.


Obama, caught between promises and reality

What must the president elect of the United States do in order to avoid an economic meltdown?

Posted by , 20th November 2008

obamajlmart.jpgObama is banking on dialog and change. There will be reforms, but not those that many are imagining. The permanent and changing reality will impose a pragmatic agenda that will go beyond his good intentions.


The G-20 and the international financial crisis

Have we been sentenced to capitalism, or is this an opportunity for complete change?

Posted by , 20th November 2008

crisisburbuja.jpgThe author says that, while many people are expecting the current world crisis to lead to the sounding of capitalism’s death knoll, others will try to look for new ideas to revive the market pull, improve and innovate, and promote the creation of wealth.


Where will the next conflicts take place?

From the (happy) American unipolarity to a world filled with uncertainties

Posted by , 20th November 2008

mundoxxi.jpgThe twenty first century has brought with it an outlook very different from the one of happy optimism present in the 1990s; we are looking at a new phase of power redistribution, in which there are already points of possible conflict among the hegemonic powers.


Ten key answers, following the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy

Why it is necessary to coordinate global measures to regulate the financial system

Posted by , 9th October 2008

lehman1.jpgWhat lessons can be learned from the fall of Lehman Brothers? Is Lehman’s bankruptcy only a financial matter? How can an investment bank go bankrupt? What happens when it goes bankrupt? Why has Washington not intervened now if it did do so in the bankruptcies of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Bear Stearns? Can more banks go bankrupt? Why is this crisis lasting so long? How did it all begin? What consequences can this have for the average citizen?

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Al Qaeda is losing the ideological battle

Attacks on Muslims are proving to be disastrous for the global jihadist movement

Posted by , 11th September 2008

binladen.jpgAl Qaeda is losing the support of prominent members of the Islamic clergy and former jihadists due to the acts that it has been carrying recently which, in their wake, have left destruction, misery, and an appalling number of people dead (especially in the Islamic world). This has wound up affecting the coherence of the organization’s ideological discourse. Does this mean that Al Qaeda is going to disappear as a result of the criticism that it has received from its former members? In the short and medium term the answer is, of course: no.


Wars over the control of natural resources

Civilians constitute 90 percent of the casualties of these conflicts

Posted by , 4th September 2008

coltan.jpgFrom Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Cambodia, Afghanistan and Colombia, a large number of countries have been –and continue to be– afflicted with serious conflicts over the control of natural resources (oil, diamonds, hardwood, cocoa beans, cocaine and opium). Although some conflicts have come to an end, others are still ongoing and it is possible that many more will arise in the future if the matter is not addressed, from both within and outside of the borders of the war-afflicted countries, in an efficient manner.

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Inexplicable Hunger in the 21st Century

Will the crisis that already threatens millions of people get worse?

Posted by , 22nd July 2008

hambresxxi.jpgNature provides ways for all species of animals to always have food. However, despite the planet’s potential and technological advances, decision makers have failed to be able to guarantee the provision of basic food for mankind.