Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI)

The analyses are short pieces -of around 3,000 words- on aspects of current international affairs considered to be of relevance to Spain, its foreign policy or its security. In broad terms ARIs are intended to have a predictive bearing on events.

The composition of the European Parliament in 2019

Victoriano Ramírez González, José A. Martínez Aroza and Antonio Palomares Bautista. ARI 42/2018 - 23/3/2018.

The European Parliament has proposed a composition to the European Council that fulfils degressive proportionality. Hence, the distribution is acceptable, although it can be improved.

A guide to understanding Italy: the 2018 elections and beyond

Ilke Toygür. ARI 39/2018 - 16/3/2018.

The Italian elections of March 2018 –which have become a case study for populism– have caused much anxiety in Europe; as a founder member of the EU, Italy deserves a deeper analysis to understand its electoral dynamics.

Gender equality in Trump’s America

María Solanas Cardín. ARI 38/2018 (English version) - 16/3/2018.

What has been the impact of Donald Trump’s decisions and public policies on the rights and liberties of women during the first year of his Presidency?

Towers and walls against multiculturalism: Hispanics and Spanish in the Trump Presidency

Ángel Badillo Matos. ARI 36/2018 (English version) - 12/3/2018.

The election of Donald Trump has generated new tensions around the public use of Spanish in the US and, above all, over multiculturalism.

The world economy in 2018

Federico Steinberg and José Pablo Martínez. ARI 34/2018 (English version) - 8/3/2018.

The world economy seems to be rebounding definitively from the Great Recession, but many and varied risks still threaten consolidation of the recovery in 2018.