Highlights

G20 Insights on global inequality and social cohesion, and financial resilience

Andrés Ortega, Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Federico Steinberg. Think20 (T20), 2017.

Recommendations and visions to the G20 by Andrés Ortega, Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Federico Steinberg –Senior Analysts at the Elcano Royal Institute– within the framework of the T20 process. The Think20 (T20) is a network of research institutes and think tanks of the G20 member countries. See also: the Elcano Royal Institute at the T20


Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies

Iliana Olivié & Aitor Pérez. April 2017.

This study support the work of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development (DEVE) in the debate surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.


Latest publications

Trump’s foreign policy: the revolution that has not happened – yet

Ulrich Speck. Expert Comment 39/2017 - 19/9/2017.

After eight months with Trump in office, US foreign policy is characterised not by disruption but by continuity. The Trump revolution in foreign policy has not happened.


Transforming the United Nations: countering the US budget-cut threats

Jessica Almqvist. ARI 71/2017 - 18/9/2017.

The US threat of budget cuts or other means of reducing the importance of the United Nations highlights the need for a more independent and balanced organisation through the reinvigorated role of other powers, such as the EU.


The conundrum of Spain’s recovering economy and stubbornly high unemployment

William Chislett. ARI 70/2017 - 15/9/2017.

The economy has recovered from a deep crisis and is growing at more than 3% for the third year running, but the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 17.2%, though well down on the peak of 27.1% in 2013.


The shrinking Euro-Mediterranean policy space

Gonzalo Escribano. ARI 69/2017 (English version) - 14/9/2017.

The transformations that have taken place in the EU’s Mediterranean Neighbourhood have reduced the options for a shrinking Euro-Mediterranean policy.


Kant vs Hobbes: elements of Germany’s emerging grand strategy

Ulrich Speck. ARI 67/2017 - 11/9/2017.

Putting its weight behind the status quo is at the core of Germany’s emerging grand strategy. This involves keeping the EU up, the US in, and Russia and China out.


Political influence network in Twitter 2017

Juan Antonio Sánchez Giménez and Evgueni Tchubykalo. ARI 66/2017 - 8/9/2017.

Brussels is gaining influence and political clout in the world although Washington remains the focal point of international politics.


The 8% leap in the Philippines: rebalancing partnerships and leading Asian growth

Ricardo G. Barcelona and Bernardo M. Villegas. ARI 65/2017 - 5/9/2017.

European infrastructure firms are conspicuous for their limited presence in the Philippines. A lukewarm diplomatic context hinders their access to opportunities that play to their strengths. How could they reframe their strategic approach?


Windows of opportunity in the Korean Peninsula

Félix Arteaga and Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 35/2017 - 26/5/2017.

The most realistic option to face the DPRK nuclear crisis is to reopen a process of political dialogue. Negotiations based on a North Korean moratorium on nuclear and missile tests are the best scenario.


Spain and Asia: harnessing trade, soft power and the EU in the Asia-Pacific Century

Ramón Pacheco Pardo. ARI 61/2017 - 21/7/2017.

This analysis argues that Spain has strengthened its links and presence in the Asia-Pacific area since the launch of its first framework plan for the region in 2000, although more needs to be done to further boost relations.


Spain’s contribution to Euro-Atlantic security

Aurora Mejía. ARI 60/2017 - 20/7/2017.

Spain’s understanding of security is rooted in its conception of the Euro-Atlantic as a space of shared interests, norms and values. This paper proves an overview of Spain’s contribution to Euro-Atlantic security by identifying four relevant areas.


Global Spain: the country’s economic, military and soft presence

William Chislett. WP 8/2017 - 30/6/2017.

Almost 500 years since Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the first circumnavigation of the world and a vast empire subsequently came into being, Spain has re-built a substantial but very different global presence.


Spain: reasons behind the prolonged absence of anti-European and xenophobic views

Salvador Llaudes. 26/06/2017.

The recent crisis has been a litmus test of Spain’s Europeanism. There has been neither a surge of Euroscepticism nor of anti-immigration sentiment, although the so-called ‘naïf Europeanism’ which used to exist in the country is no longer there either.


How can a military conflict in the Korean Peninsula be avoided?

Félix Arteaga and Mario Esteban. ARI 52/2017 (English version) - 20/6/2017.

This analysis warns of the growing risk of armed conflict in the Korean Peninsula and sets out some options for avoiding it and proceeding towards an agreement that would enable the precarious stability of the region to be underpinned.


The joint sovereignty proposal for Gibraltar: benefits for all

Martín Ortega Carcelén. ARI 50/2017 (English version) - 13/6/2017.

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, Spain submitted a negotiation proposal to the UK on Gibraltar that put joint sovereignty, dual nationality for the Gibraltarians and respect for their autonomy on the table.


The Trump effect on EU-China relations

Mario Esteban. ARI 49/2017 (English version) - 7/6/2017.

Trump's term in office throws up opportunities for the strengthening of relations between the EU and China, especially if Europe decides to intensify its Common Security and Defence Policy and Beijing decides to take its process of economic reforms further.


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