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 EU’s external projection: some interpretations based on the Elcano Global Presence Index

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia. ARI 21/2018 - 16/2/2018.

If the EU were a single country, its global presence would be almost as large as that of the US.


Donald Trump's Twitter account: a brief content analysis

Juan Antonio Sánchez-Giménez and Evgueni Tchubykalo. ARI 20/2018 - 15/2/2018.

Donald Trump has become the first US President to actively use his personal Twitter channel regardless of any US public diplomacy strategy, with a direct impact on the public policies defined by the US government and the White House.


NATO and the south: opportunities for coherence and integration

Jordan Becker. ARI 18/2018 - 13/2/2018.

The evolving security environment to Europe’s South poses important challenges to NATO, demanding coherence between projecting stability and collective defence.


Chinese investment in Spain: open for business, but not at any price

Mario Esteban and Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 14/2018 - 6/2/2018.

Reluctance to Chinese investments in Spain may grow if the its volume increases significantly and begins to penetrate more “strategic” or high-tech sectors.


The elections in Chile and Honduras and regional political trends in 2018

Carlos Malamud and Rogelio Núñez. ARI 13/2018 (English version) - 2/2/2018.

The elections in Chile and Honduras should confirm whether or not there is a new regional political trend (‘a turn to the centre-right’). Also present will be the trend towards re-election, the appearance of new forces, along with violence and corruption as central campaign themes.