Documents of Interest
MI - 18/4/2018

The IMF has improved its global economic growth prospects to 3.9%, although it warns that trade disputes between the US and China could undermine confidence and affect it. Full report.

El FMI publica sus perspectivas sobre la economía mundial en la que mejoran las perspectivas de crecimiento de la economía mundial al 3,9%, aunque se alerta de que las disputas comerciales entre EEUU y China podrían socavar la confianza y afectar al crecimiento global. Informe completo.

MI - 7/2/2018

With the adoption of a new strategy for the Western Balkans, the Commission re-engages with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, wanting to bring them closer to the EU at a time when Russia, Turkey and China increase their presence in the region. The European executive offers the prospect of joining before 2025.

Con la adopción de una nueva estrategia para los Balcanes Occidentales, la Comisión vuelve a comprometerse con Albania, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia y Serbia a los que quiere acercar a la UE en un momento en el que Rusia, Turquía y China incrementan su presencia en la región. El ejecutivo europeo no fija fechas para la adhesión pero ofrece la perspectiva de que se unan antes de 2025.

MI - 7/2/2018

The US has published its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) with which it seeks to strengthen its strategy of nuclear deterrence.

EEUU ha publicado su nueva Revisión de la Postura Nuclear (NPR) con la que busca reforzar su estrategia de disuasión nuclear.

DI/MI - 20/12/2017

The Trump Administration published the new National Security Strategy, a document that indicates the direction the country's foreign policy will take and the resources that are require for US national security.

La Administración Trump ha publicado la nueva Estrategia de Seguridad Nacional, documento que indica la dirección que toma el país en política exterior y los recursos necesarios para su seguridad nacional.

DI/MI - 9/10/2017

Article by Fernando Reinares, Carola García-Calvo, and Álvaro Vicente published in CTC Sentinel, Volume 10, Issue 6 (June / July 2017). Violent radicalization leading to involvement in jihadi terrorism appears to be highly contingent upon two key factors of what has been termed “differential association,” namely contact with radicalizing agents and pre-existing social ties with other radicalized individuals. This empirical study, which examines all those arrested in Spain for jihadi terrorism activities over the four-year period between 2013 and 2016, quantitatively assesses the importance of these two factors and sheds light on why some individuals radicalize while many more with similar demographic and social characteristics, in the same country, do not.

MI - 31/5/2017

Final declaration of the meeting of the G7 leaders, which took place on 26-27 May in Taormina, Italy. "Our common endeavor is to build the foundations of renewed trust, both towards our governments and among our countries".

Declaración final de la reunión de los líderes del G7 celebrada el 26 y 27 de mayo en Taormina, Italia. "Nuestra misión común es construir las bases de una confianza renovada, tanto hacia nuestros gobiernos como entre nuestros países", señala el preámbulo.


The EU is currently the world’s largest donor. According to OECD records, its institutions and member states are responsible for more than 50 % of the world’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). With a total ODA volume of USD 18.7 billion in 2015, the UK stands as the aid world’s second largest contributor in absolute terms. The Brexit process may, therefore, mean a huge loss for the EU as a global donor. Written by  Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez, analysts at the Elcano Royal Institute, 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.


Recomendaciones al G20 de Andrés Ortega, Miguel Otero Iglesias y Federico Steinberg, investigadores del Real Instituto Elcano, en el marco del T20. El Think20 (T20 es una red de institutos de investigación y think-tanks de los países miembros del G20. Ver también: Real Instituto Elcano en el T20.

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. 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.

DI/MI - 22/3/2017

Final declaration of the G20 after the ministerial meeting in Baden-Baden (Germany). The document doesn't include the traditional condemnation of economic protectionism.

Declaración final del G20 tras la reunión ministerial celebrada en Baden-Baden (Alemania) en la que desaparece la tradicional condena al proteccionismo económico.

DI/MI - 3/2/2017

Mitigating risks and making use of opportunities: how to improve the prospects of young Europeans through the next 10 years? This report shows two positive and two negative scenarios, and some recommendations, including the expansion of Erasmus++ and some considerations on R&D. It is the outcome of the meetings arranged by the French-German Future Dialogue last 2016, in which Spain took part as a partner country.

Mitigar riesgos y aprovechar las oportunidades: ¿cómo mejorar las perspectivas de futuro de los jóvenes europeos en los próximos diez años? Este informe dibuja dos escenarios positivos y dos negativos y ofrece algunas recomendaciones, como la ampliación de Erasmus++ y algunas consideraciones sobre I+D. Es el resultado de los encuentros organizados por el French-German Future Dialogue el pasado 2016, en los cuales España participó como país asociado.