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.


Climate change & COP23: urgency, exams, rules and the Talanoa spirit

Lara Lázaro-Touza. ARI 1/2018 - 11/1/2018.

International resolve to address climate change infused COP23 with an inclusive spirit that resulted in enough progress to take us through to negotiation crunch-time at COP24. The well-below 2ºC degree guardrail, our collectively agreed temperature goal, is still however stubbornly out of reach.


How are the Russians celebrating the centennial of the Revolution?

Mira Milosevich-Juaristi. ARI 104/2017 (English version) - 18/12/2017.

The attitude of the Russians towards the historical legacy of the Revolution is ambiguous and confused, leading to a sense of apathy with respect to the current regime.


Spain in the world: an analysis of the Elcano Global Presence Index 2016

Iliana Olivié, Manuel Gracia and María Dolores Gomariz . ARI 103/2017 (English version) - 15/12/2017.

Spain maintains its 12th position in the Elcano Global Presence Index, although it has lost some measure of global presence in all of its dimensions (as have the other countries of the region).


Strategic autonomy and European defence

Félix Arteaga. ARI 102/2017 (English version) - 12/12/2017.

The most oft-repeated objective of the re-launching of European defence is to achieve strategic autonomy for the EU. Despite its frequent invocation, the concept of strategic autonomy has different meanings and purposes.


Austria in Europe: dynamic perceptions and ambiguous politics

Paul Schmidt. ARI 101/2017 - 11/12/2017.

After snap legislative elections in October a new government coalition will now redefine Austria’s commitment to European integration.