Editors: Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos and the Elcano Royal Institute 2011
Published since 1997 by the Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos and the Elcano Royal Institute, this year’s edition is focused on the impact of economic crises on security, the European security architecture, fragile states, global terrorism in Europe, the ever present Afghan conflict and energy security.
Think Global Act European III (2011)
Editors: Notre Europe, Egmont, GKI and the Elcano Royal Institute 2011
The contribution of 16 European Think tanks to the Polish, Danish and Cypriot Trio Presidency of the European Union. More information: Notre Europe website.
Estudio Elcano 2 - Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG)
Authors: Iliana Olivié and Ignacio Molina. With the participation of Ángel Badillo, Émerson Corrêa, Carola García-Calvo, Narciso Michavila and Antonio Vargas. Edited by: Elcano Royal Institute 2011
With the IEPG, the Elcano Royal Institute is now one of the academic bodies, international organisations and think-tanks that are attempting to conceptualise globalisation and the capacity of countries to shape that process through their international positioning in different spheres of activity (economic, military, scientific, social and cultural). See also original version in Spanish).
Think Global - Act European II (2010)
Editors: Notre Europe, Egmont, GKI and the Elcano Royal Institute 2010
The Contribution of 14 European Think Tanks to the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian Trio Presidency of the European Union.
20 Years of Spain in the European Union (1986-2006)
Coordinators: Sonia Piedrafita, Federico Steinberg and José I. Torreblanca Edited by: Elcano Royal Institute, European Parliament –Office in Spain- and the European Commission –Representation in Spain- 2006
Construyendo la Constitución europea. Crónica política de la Convención
Authors: Josep Borrell, Carlos Carnero & Diego López Garrido
This is the first book to be published in Spain by actual participants in the European Convention. Spain’s three Socialist Party representatives were extremely active during the Convention, presenting 14 contributions, 11 proposals and 284 amendments and making 84 speeches. Hence, this is not a detached academic study but an impassioned and fascinating political account of a decisive stage in the process of constructing a new Europe.
"Spanish Direct Investment in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities"
Author: William Chislett
"This book follows on from The Internationalization of the Spanish Economy, which was published by the Real Instituto Elcano in September 2002, and explores in much greater detail Spanish direct investment in Latin America. In order for the reader to better understand the factors behind this investment drive, which has enabled Spain to join the select ranks of net investor countries and represents a significant structural change in the economy, I look at investment in the broadest context possible. This book is thus as much about Latin America as it is about Spain."
Reflexiones sobre una guerra
Author: Rafael Bardají (ed.)
The Real Instituto Elcano has followed the crisis with special attention and has published several works on various aspects of this problem, from its immediate causes to its implications for oil geo-strategy, to possible war scenarios. These analyses and strategies are presented chronologically at our website (www.realinstitutoelcano.org). However, to complement this, they have been put in order and are now available in printed form so as to make the situation we face more understandable. This is coherent with our desire that the works of the Real Instituto Elcano may contribute to increasing the maturity of public debate.
"The Internationalization of the Spanish Economy"
Author: William Chislett
This book offers an up-to-date description of the Spanish economy and its newly globalized dimension. It provides readers not only with a clear description of the reality of the Spanish economy and a reliable interpretation of Spain’s real role in the world, but also underlines its weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities. Its chapters include data and analyses of the domestic economy and foreign trade, as well as information on education, immigration and demography. This book is devoted to –and written as– a contribution to decision makers and to actors in civil society, both in Spain and abroad.
William Chislett, born in Oxford in 1951, was correspondent of The Times during the Spanish transition (1975-1978). From 1978 to 1984 he was in Mexico, covering Mexico and Central America for The Financial Times. Since 1986 he has lived in Madrid, where he has written several books, including “The Spanish Media since Franco”, “España: en busca del éxito”, “Spain: at a Turning Point” and “Spain at a Glance in 2001”. This is the first work in a collection of books and other publications to be published by the Real Instituto Elcano and which can be read on the web as part of “Publicaciones del Real Instituto Elcano”. Since many graphs and charts are included, it could take considerable time to download the entire file.
"La imagen de España en el exterior"
Author: Javier Noya
Country image has become a State concern and State policy. There is now talk of a new State, the Brand Name State. What is clear is that a country’s image is an essential asset for defending the interests of a State in modern international economic and political relations, characterized by greater competitiveness and interdependence. To tackle and solve image problems, these must first be isolated and clearly diagnosed. Based on the information now available, the goal of this work is to outline both the positive and negative aspects of Spain’s image abroad. We have now a considerable amount of information to this respect, though it is very disperse and heterogeneous in terms of quantity and quality. What has been lacking is an analysis and an evaluation –a “state of things”– to determine the areas of ignorance and throw light on the shadows in order to improve the country’s image. This is the intention of this work. The author, Javier Noya, does not set out to study the reality of Spain, but rather of its image and how it is perceived, which is a very different thing. Neither does he attempt to study this image with strategic or especially well informed observers, but rather with the general public. For this reason, perceptions do not coincide with the reality of objective indicators (nor, especially, with what we Spaniards believe to be the reality); the image obtained among the general population is not the same as the one that would be obtained from experts; the images are mutually contradictory since the icons and symbols are not necessarily coherent. The intention of the Real Instituto Elcano is for this work to stimulate debate on how we are seen and how we would like the world to see us. It is a live, open work that invites readers to contribute their comments.
The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Assessing the First Decade
Editors: Haizam Amirah Fernández & Richard Youngs
Published on the eve of the high level meeting called to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP, or Barcelona Process), this book seeks to assess the achievements and shortcomings of the EMP during the last decade. The book is the outcome of a joint effort of the Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE) and the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos. With Spain taking on the responsibility of organising the EMP’s tenth anniversary summit, under the UK Presidency of the European Union, these two Madrid-based think-tanks have developed a strong interest in scrutinising developments related to the Barcelona Process.
Available in Spanish
Spain and the United States.The Quest for Mutual Rediscovery.
Author: William Chislett
This is the third book William Chislett has written for the Elcano Royal Institute. It aims to cover the investment, trade, defence, political and cultural aspects of the relationship between Spain and the United States. The first chapter, unlike that of the previous two books, sets the scene by recounting more than 500 years of history between the two nations. This book also exists in Spanish, published by Ariel.
Bilateral Conference: Trends in US Policies for the Next Four Years
This publication collects the papers presented by the various participants in the Seminar on ‘Trends in US Policies for the Next Four Years’, held in Madrid on 28 February 2005. The event was sponsored and organise by the United States-Spain Council, the CIDOB Foundation, The American Chamber of Commerce in Spain and the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies. The papers are published in the languages in which they were originally presented. They are preceded by the seminar’s programme and by an introduction specially written for the occasion by Soeren Kern, Senior Analyst for the US and Transatlantic Dialogue at the Elcano Royal Institute, that defines the ten main issues to be addressed by the new US Administration following George W. Bush re-election.
Directorio de Centros Españoles de Asuntos Internacionales y Estratégicos
Author: Alicia Sorroza Blanco
International and security issues are the object of scrutiny in numerous centers throughout Spain. The great number and diversity of agencies and activities make it necessary to have an instrument to gather information on the main institutions dealing with international relations and security and defense issues. The purpose of this guide is to be a useful and efficient tool for all persons and institutions interested in these issues. For this reason, the information contained in the directory will be continuously updated at the Real Instituto Elcano website, given the possibilities offered by this electronic media to rapidly reflect the dynamism of this particular scientific community.