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 changing Chinese economic model: an opportunity for Spanish companies

Adrián Blanco Estévez. ARI 66/2018 (English version) - 8/5/2018.

This analysis focuses on China’s changing economic growth model and the important new business opportunities this change is generating for Spanish companies.


Gibraltar, a possible solution: diffused sovereignty and shared functions

Ignacio Molina. ARI 64/2018 (English version) - 7/5/2018.

Brexit opens a small window of opportunity to attempt to resolve the status of Gibraltar.


What to do with Iran?

Félix Arteaga. ARI 63/2018 (English version) - 4/5/2018.

The relationship of Western countries with Iran is difficult because it is a country with two faces: a reformist face, more familiar and accommodating; and another conservative face, very distant and tough.


Institutional initiatives for a solid and participatory European democracy

Susana del Río Villar. ARI 60/2018 (English version) - 27/4/2018.

There is now an important debate underway on the democratic strengthening of the EU. This debate is focused on the method for electing the European Commission President, transnational European lists and citizen conventions.


The European Commission: an enabler for the European Security and Defence Union

Chantal Lavallée. ARI 59/2018 - 26/4/2018.

The European Commission has been pushing for deeper European cooperation in the security and defence sector for the past two decades despite the reluctance of the member states.