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Andrés Cala

Andrés Cala

Andrés Cala is a Madrid-based freelance journalist specializing in Middle Eastern and European policy, as well as global energy issues.

Politics, not Profit

For all the hype, Russian arms sales to Syria are not a vital issue weighing in the Kremlin’s support for …

Returning Gifts

European governments are gearing up for heightened terrorist threats as Al-Qaeda cells increase their recruitment of European-born Maghreb descendants and …

As Venezuela, so Iran?

The recent election upset by Hassan Rouhani, who will shortly become Iran’s president, as well as a period diplomatic repositioning …

Harvesting the Sun and Wind

Abu Dhabi recently inaugurated the world’s largest solar thermal plant to great fanfare and loud applause from global officials and …

Reluctant Markets

The DME is still a long way from achieving its stated goals because it has not been able to convince …

Brothers in Arms

Last October, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez visited Iran, his ninth trip in 12 years, only days after announcing a deal …

A Cause for Commonsense

[escenic_image id=”55159367″] It’s a pity commonsense does not drive diplomacy. If it did, Washington might realize that its schizophrenic nuclear …