International relations are more and more important on the economic and political stage. Economic globalization, relations with strategic partners, the role of Spain in the European Union and the emergence of new actors and countries with their own influence are all elements that shape a new paradigm in the field of international relations.
For this reason, the activity of the staff of the IDEAS Foundation requires analyzing and designing strategic policies to offer solutions to the great world challenges from a global, dynamic and progressive viewpoint. Global, because the world demands answers that are on a par with the challenges that are arising. Dynamic, because international and economic relations of the 21st century are constantly changing. Progressive, because we think the values of equality, social justice, sustainability and freedom must prevail in the present and future of international relations if we wish to build a better and more prosperous world.
The main objective of IDEAS Foundation's International Area is to position ourselves at the vanguard of progressive thinking on the international stage for the challenges facing the world in the coming years. For this reason, the international area of IDEAS Foundation’s International Area focuses mainly on three fields: the European Union, development cooperation and transatlantic relations.
The director of the IDEAS Foundation, Carlos Mulas, is visiting Israel together with a delegation of members of think tanks, experts and political strategists to take a close look at and analyze formulas to reinforce peace and security in the Middle East.
This is what stands out in the debate paper "Global Progress: a future of progress” drafted by the International Department of the IDEAS Foundation on the conclusions of the Global Progress progressive Summit organized by the IDEAS Foundation and the CAP at the end of 2011.
The director of the IDEAS Foundation, Carlos Mulas-Granados participates in the second panel of the seminar “The Future of European Economic Governance”, organized by the European Commission, the City of London and the British thinktank Policy Network
Rubalcaba warns that the adjustment policies, the liberalizations and privatizations of the Washington consensus which were implemented in Latin American in the 90s and are intended to be transferred to the EU “only brought about unemployment, inequities and social unrest”
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During the plenary session of political leaders of the I Latin American Progress Conference organized by the IDEAS Foundation, Zapatero affirmed that globalization “is already our play ground and we must work to make it multipolar and not unipolar, which China, India the USA, Europe and Latin America playing the role of regional leaders.”
Madrid, March 2, 2012
The author analyzes the events that caused Georgiou Papandreou to resign and advocates for the need to go back to politics as a governance tool for the prosperity of the people.
Daniel Yates, an expert in Latina American affairs, analyzes the result of the elections in Argentina as well as the significant result yielded by the Frente Amplio Progresista.
Durwood Zaelke and Andrew Light, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, analyze in this article the Rio+20 Earth Summits that is taking place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 20 to 22 June.
Carlos Mulas, director of IDEAS, discusses in his blog in El País, which will be the measures in economic policy to be implemented by Francois Hollande if he becomes the next president of France.
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