Strategic approaches adopted by the British and French in the Spanish Civil War

Análisis GESI, 12/2019

Abstract: The Spanish Civil War from July 1936 through April 1939 was a testing ground for the “policy of appeasement” that Britain and France practiced after the I World War in order to pursue their own national interests, while avoiding a major confrontation with Germany and Italy.

Violence, victimization and attitude towards democracy in Latin America

GESI Analysis 6/2018

Abstract: The present work has the objective of examining whether there is a correlation, on the one hand, between violence and attitude towards democracy and, on the other, between victimization and attitude towards democracy.

For this purpose, Latin America is taken as the geographical area and the period 2005 - 2015. Also, two hypotheses are proposed and comments will be made on how many cases are confirmed.

Was the formation of the CIA necessary? Controversies

GESI Analysis, 36/2017

Abstract: In order to understand the concept given to the Central Intelligence Agency in its origin, the influences that led to its formation must be analyzed. The CIA is not a product of historical evidence. The need for it was previous, but it were the recent attitudes and events that shaped the agency and arranged its clauses and limits. The CIA became a branch and a model of security analysis, taking "Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability" as the main moral code to secure an object.

The civil-military relations in the Venezuela of Chávez

GESI Analysis, 26/2017

Abstract: Under the mandates of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, Venezuela experienced a series of profound social, political and economic transformations. After his election in 1998, a process of modification of civic-military relations and the role of the military in society began. During the first decade of the 21st century there was a notable politicization of the military and a militarization of civil society.


Military Power and Effectiveness: A Review Essay of Three Theories

GESI Analysis, 21/2017

Abstract: Some policymakers and scholars assume that democracies are more effective warfighters. Their logic resides on two main ideas: First, given public participation in democratic foreign policymaking, this regime type will pick winnable wars while avoiding impossible conflicts. Second, since democracies foster individuality and critical thinking, they cultivate more military human capital within their societies.

Iran at a crossroad in 2017

GESI Analysis, 10/2017

Abstract: Two visions of Iran and the world will clash in 2017. On the one hand, President Hassan Rouhani´s preferences for internal moderation and the integration of Iran in the world economy and multilateral diplomacy. According to this view, the 2015 Nuclear Deal between Iran and the International Community is only the point of departure for a better future.