Special dossier: The foreign policy of the next government

Elcano Royal Institute - 2016.

Elcano Global Presence Report 2016

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia. Elcano Royal Institute - 2016.

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European Strategy in times of geopolitical interdependence

Luis Simón. 20/09/2016.

As Europeans struggle to get through an economic and political crisis that is shaking the foundations of European integration, security-related concerns have returned to the center stage of political debate.

An agenda for the future of the European Union: addressing citizens’ expectations

Elcano Royal Institute. 15/9/2016.

The EU leaders meeting in Bratislava on 16 September face a challenging, not to say hostile, environment. Responding to people’s fundamental concerns will simultaneously help member states and enhance the value of the EU for its citizens.

Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: a shared responsibility

Jessica Almqvist. ARI 62/2016 - 26/7/2016.

The upcoming election of a new Secretary-General can be a potential turning point for the UN in its efforts to achieve a more transparent, inclusive and gender-balanced administration of its affairs.

Morocco’s indignation with Ban Ki-moon: is the Western Sahara an ‘occupied’ territory?

Khadija Mohsen-Finan. ARI 61/2016 - 26/7/2016.

The Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, has incurred the wrath of Morocco by referring to the ‘occupation’ of the Western Sahara and recalling the uncertainty that has surrounded the status of this territory for over 40 years.

From a failed coup to state of emergency: democracy in Turkey today

Ilke Toygür. Expert Comment 38/2016 - 22/7/2016.

In light of Erdoğan’s push for a move towards a presidential regime, it is clear that there has never been enough support for a regime change. This situation might well change once the opposition has been purged.

TPP and TTIP in comparative context: what can Europe learn?

Richard Higgott. ARI 59/2016 - 21/7/2016.

There are lessons for Europe to learn from the experience of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Turkey’s coup: the first one that failed

William Chislett. Expert Comment 37/2016 - 18/7/2016.

Erdoğan should use the coup to be magnanimous and not further divide Turkey, but past events have shown that this is not his style.

English are the exception — Europeans dig the EU

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-ed - 12/7/2016.

The era of empires is long forgotten. For continental Europeans, especially those in the South, the EU remains a pillar of democratic stability.

China: a partner for the development of Latin America?

Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 33/2016 - 11/7/2016.

If a new pattern of China-Latin America economic interaction materialises, it would foster sustainable and long-term economic development in the region. This scenario has a double-edged impact on EU’s interests.

After Brexit: Schengen remains in the balance, but the border question should not be neglected

Patrícia Lisa. Expert Comment 31/2016 - 6/7/2016.

2016 can still be remembered as the moment of the successful call for the unilateral reestablishment of national border controls, leading to a progressive decline of freedom of movement in the EU. Another shock to Schengen’s foundations must not be allowed to happen again.

The China-Pakistan Corridor: a transit, economic or development corridor?

Mario Esteban. ARI 53/2016 - 5/7/2016.

What are the prospective implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Pakistani development and regional stability?

Brexit and the EU’s ‘Syrian bill’

Haizam Amirah-Fernández. Expert Comment 30/2016 - 5/7/2016.

The UK’s vote to withdraw from the EU has many and complex causes but it cannot be understood without making reference to the turbulence generated by the Syrian conflict.

Brexit and climate change: recalibration ahead

Lara Lázaro-Touza. ARI 52/2016 - 4/7/2016.

The UK vote to leave the EU has caught the world off guard. Internationally there will be a delay in the EU’s ratification of the Paris Agreement. Uncertainty is the key word at present but both the climate challenge and existing climate commitments remain unchanged.

Spain’s repeat elections: PP in stronger position but deadlock remains

William Chislett. Expert Comment 24/2016 - 27/6/2016.

The results of Spain’s election show that the ‘old’ still has a lot of life in it and the ‘new’ has not really yet been fully born. Spaniards are hoping this will not necessitate third elections.

Brexit for Spain: many problems and one opportunity

Salvador Llaudes. Op-ed - 27/6/2016.

Spain is going to become the fourth most important country of the EU and it must assume the responsibility of co-leading the collective process of reflection after the Brexit referendum.

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