This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the
institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of
financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres.
After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world
–on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study
suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the
world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the
areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make
it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater
political influence at the global level.
The announcement by the Philippine government concerning the
reintroduction of Spanish in secondary education offers new prospects.
The new situation deserves consideration from the perspective of
ARI 88/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 10/10/2008
This ARI describes the recent developments in the Netherlands’
international cultural relations. To what extent can it be said that
the governmental and many non-governmental players practice deliberate,
targeted, well-coordinated cultural diplomacy?
An address by the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the Prado Museum (Madrid) on 16 June 2008 organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, with the collaboration of the following Spanish institutions: CIDOB Foundation, FRIDE, ICEI and INCIPE. (This text is also available in French: Dans l’intérêt de l’Espagne: une politique extérieure engagée).
What relationship exists between language and migratory patterns? What is the role of language in flows of immigrants and in immigration policies? Is it advantageous for an immigrant to know the language of the host country? These and other questions are at the heart of this reflection on the relationship between the language an immigrant speaks and the dominant language of the host country.
China’s foreign policy has acquired more visibility and capacity for initiative in recent years, adapting both to the needs of its economic boom and the changing circumstances of international society.