Publications

Expert Comments

The Elcano Expert Comments are brief 1,000- to 1,500-word pieces produced by the Elcano Royal Institute's analysts as an immediate response to international events relevant to Spain.

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Analysis of the Real Instituto Elcano (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.

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Working Papers (WP)

The Elcano Royal Institute's Working Papers are longer documents of an academic nature -usually between 10,000 and 12,000 words long, with footnotes and bibliographies- on current international affairs of relevance to Spain or on different aspects of Spain's foreign policy and security.

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Barometer of the RIE (BRIE)

The BRIE is a thrice-yearly survey conducted in February, June and November that focuses on the opinions, judgements and attitudes of Spaniards on all aspects of international affairs and Spanish foreign policy (defence, the image of Spain and of other countries, Spain's position in the European Union and public perceptions of dangers and threats). It is structured in two basic modules: a fixed set of questions that provide a time-series on a number of essential parameters and a second set of questions, which vary from one survey to the next, relating to current events.

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Inside Spain

Written by William Chislett, is a special section on the current affairs in Spain included in the monthly bilingual Boletín/Newsletter.

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Books

With a broader public in mind, the Institute publishes books on different aspects of current international affairs, either alone or jointly with other institutions or commercial publishers.

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Elcano Reports

The Elcano Reports are a series of documents that the Institute began to publish at the end of 2004. Their aim is to promote debate on important topics in the field of international affairs that are of special relevance to Spain. The reports are generally the result of a multidisciplinary and politically diverse working group focused on a topic of particular importance and aim to present practical policy recommendations.

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Estudios Elcano

The "Estudios Elcano" are previously unpublished monographs in line with the most demanding international academic standards in terms of form and content. To guarantee that they meet the required level of excellence, they are subject to prior blind review by two leading specialists unrelated to the Elcano Royal Institute's governing bodies, management or research teams, who assess their scientific rigour, methodology, originality and interest.

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Yearbooks

Regional yearbooks on strategic issues of particular interest to Spain's action abroad are published on a regular basis.

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Revista ARI

This is a monthly magazine containing at least four o f the best or most interesting ARI published on our website in the previous month, along with a full listing of the month's ARI and Working Papers, and a calendar of past and future events. It also has a section with brief reviews of the Institute's latest publications.

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Boletín Elcano

It was an e-mail bulletin designed to notify subscribers about the most recent ARI and Working Papers published on our website and also carried an updated events calendar. The first Boletín was sent on 8 July 8 2002, and it was e-mailed to approximately 17,000 subscribers until December 2011. It was issued fortnightly at the beginning and monthly thereafter. Also, there were special issues on major international events.

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Elcano Newsletter

The aim of our newsletter was to advertise the latest ARI and Working Papers published on our English website. It had a permanent section 'Inside Spain', written by William Chislett, that provided our foreign readers with a monthly comment on current affairs in Spain. The newsletter gave our website a more diverse character by making our research accessible to a more international readership. The first Elcano Newsletter was sent on 1 April 2004 and it was e-mailed to approximately 15,000 subscribers until November 2011.

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Elcano Boletín/Newsletter

This e-mail newsletter informs about the most recent publications in both English and Spanish on the Institute's website. It is a combined format of the Spanish Boletín and the English newsletter, and it currently has more than 19,000 subscribers. Also, it can be sent Elcano Alerts or special Newsletters on issues of particular relevance to international news.

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Novedades en la RED

This weekly e-mail publication contains news, arranged by sector or subject, on international politics and economics published in the preceding seven days on different open source websites. Each link is preceded by a brief introductory text. It is issued weekly to selected e-mail recipients.

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