Xavier Mas de Xaxàs

Spain

Biography

Xavier Mas de Xaxàs is a journalist specialised in foreign affairs. Since 2010, he has been covering the Arab world from Algeria to Yemen. In 1989, he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Then, in 1991, he reported from Northern Iraq during the first Gulf War. In the following years, he wrote about the Balkans, Russia and other European countries. He was correspondent in the United States from 1996 to 2002 and wrote two books: The American smile (Mondadori, 2003) and Lies. A journalist's trip to disinformation (Destino, 2005).

Funded project

China’s Train to African Development

How does the combination of "old" Western aid—attached to values of democracy—contrast with "new" Chinese aid—focused on economic development—in Africa? This project unravels the impact of different models of aid.