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4 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Josep Piqué (Apuntes del Editor de Política Exterior, 2: la RCEP)

4 de diciembre de 2020

La Asociación Económica Integral Regional (RCEP, en inglés) ha vuelto a poner encima de la mesa el debate sobre la globalización y el multilateralismo, en unos momentos en los que ambos conceptos están cuestionados o en crisis. La trascendencia del acuerdo, sin embargo, va más allá de lo acordado. Tiene un enorme significado geopolítico. Impulsado por la propia China (y la imprescindible cooperación de Japón), refleja la voluntad de los países asiáticos y del Pacífico de establecer ámbitos multilaterales, más allá de los intereses occidentales y de la disputa por la hegemonía global entre Estados Unidos y China.

El RCEP es otro paso en la estrategia de Pekín de ir marginando a EEUU del continente asiático, algo que vio con claridad Barack Obama y que Donald Trump despreció. EEUU tiene como máxima prioridad estratégica la contención de China, y ello supone mantener su presencia en el Indo-Pacífico (que incluye la protección de Taiwán).

La reformulación de la política exterior estadounidense en Asia se hace cada vez más indispensable. De otro modo, la aplicación en la región de la doctrina Monroe (Asia para los asiáticos) por parte de China continuará imparable.

Reflexiono sobre esto en «Menos que un tratado, más que un acuerdo».

 

ALGUNAS COSAS QUE HE LEÍDO

Biden y Asia: el mundo que ven los asiáticos. The Interpreter

Reading the China Dream. Es difícil escoger solo un texto de este blog.

UE-ASEAN: una asociación estratégica. Servicio Europeo de Acción Exterior

China y la diplomacia del lobo guerrero. Política Exterior

4 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Meeting Gorbachev (2019)

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down.

Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.

All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Mar 26, 2019
 

3 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Lies about the coronavirus vaccines

 
Dec. 2, 2020 at 1:55 p.m. EST

The Washington Post

Lies about the coronavirus vaccines are already spreading. How can they be stopped?
This conundrum must sit at the center of the incoming government’s coronavirus response.

THE CORONAVIRUS vaccines are coming, which means the coronavirus vaccine disinformation is coming, too. In fact, it is already here.

“Will New COVID Vaccine Make You Transhuman?” asks one conspiratorial article about the upcoming inoculations, feeding into a wackadoodle charge about the “reprogramming” of DNA. “This vaccine will not only ‘mark’ you like a cattle,” reads another website, “you will be injected with nano particules that will make you a Perfect antenna for the 5g frequencies.” And one similarly baseless narrative dates to the early days of the pandemic: that Bill Gates created the coronavirus itself in an effort to create mandatory vaccines.

President-elect Joe Biden has rightly put the public health crisis at the top of his priority list. This shift away from chaos and toward coherence should help to stem the uncontrolled flow of falsehoods that thrive amid uncertainty. Yet more needs to be done by a government whose leader would rather set the record straight than spend his day warping it on Twitter: The anti-vaccination movement learned its way around the Web long before covid-19 struck, and the disinformation war it has started even before these lifesaving medicines are widely available must be countered with a preemptive defense.

How? Trying to prevent propaganda discouraging vaccines altogether is futile. While social media sites should continue to take a tough line against false claims surrounding covid-19, promoting authoritative sources in their place, that strategy depends on the quality of those sources — and the administration has the highest authority out there.

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3 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Political violence at a glance

@cjfariss and Angela Nichols analyze threats to peace in Colombia, in our latest at PVG. tinyurl.com/y5y4upmy

Countries run by women are doing a better job containing COVID-19 than their male counterparts. What other effects does gender have on the sphere of international relations? Rose McDermott of @WatsonInstitute writes about this and more in PVG: politicalviolenceataglance.org/2020/12/02/gen

Read guest contributor and assistant professor @WatsonInstitute Rose McDermott’s newest in PVG, where she discusses the question: how does gender influence international relations? politicalviolenceataglance.org/2020/12/02/gen

Guest contributor Nils-Christian Bormann of  @uniessexgovt examines the conflict in Ethiopia between the government and the Tigray Political Liberation Front, and considers the risk of spreading the intrastate violence within Ethiopia. Read it here: politicalviolenceataglance.org/2020/11/24/wil

 

2 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Protestas globales 2019-2020 (Fundación March, video)

 
 
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2 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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White supremacist global network (David Ignatius, W. Post)

 
Opinion | Inside the white supremacist global network
The Internet is a rage accelerator, and violent white supremacist groups are using it to radicalize and recruit members.
washingtonpost.com
Violent white-supremacist groups have formed a connected global movement that rose before Donald #Trump’s presidency and threatens to continue -by David Ignatius, @washingtonpos F Affairs columnist