Asia-Pacific

The EU-Pakistan relationship: looking beyond the trading partnership

Ana Ballesteros-Peiró. ARI 26/2015 - 14/5/2015.

The EU is Pakistan’s leading trading partner, although this has not translated into political influence. A new policy aims to enhance the traditional relationship between the two partners.


Spain’s current standing in India: its image and political relations

Rubén Campos. WP 5/2015 (English version) - 30/4/2015.

The aim of this working paper is to present a series of proposals to improve Spain’s image in India and cement a new era in bilateral political relations.


What are the prospects for the new Chinese-led Silk Road and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

Mario Esteban and Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 23/2015 - 17/4/2015.

The new Silk Road is the most ambitious international initiative yet to be launched by the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. This policy has many strands, one of the most prominent being the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. We examine its possible implications for Europe, including Spain.


China has to walk economic tightrope

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-Ed - 9/1/2015.

China must relax its domestic finance grip to allow consumers to be driving force of economy.


Correcting a mutual ignorance: rediscovering the Philippines as a gateway to ASEAN

Ricardo G. Barcelona and Bernardo M. Villegas. ARI 3/2015 - 9/1/2015.

Philippines and Spain have shared four centuries of colonial experiences and this should have translated into a robust post-colonial relation. Paradoxically, the mutual ignorance of the business communities of the two countries has aggravated Spain’s retreat from the Philippines, culminating in an irrelevant economic relationship.


Is China rebalancing? Yes, but with Chinese characteristics

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 59/2014 - 27/11/2014.

The Chinese economy is gradually rebalancing, but for the foreseeable future investments (and not private consumption) will continue to be the main drivers of growth.


Dynamising the Spanish-Japanese relationship: proposals from civil society []

Mario Esteban. ARI 47/2014 (Japanese version) - 31/10/2014.

Based on a long series of contacts with those playing significant roles in the relationship between Spain and Japan, this paper offers a number of proposals aimed at bringing the two countries closer together (Japanese version).
日スペイン関係をリードする関係者(多くはスペイン人の社会的アクター)との議論を踏まえた、二国間関係緊密化のための提 案


The euro for China: too big to fail and too hard to rescue

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 45/2014 - 13/10/2014.

The aim of this paper is to understand China’s strategic behaviour towards the European Monetary Union (EMU).


How to boost Spain’s business presence in Singapore: opportunities in the wake of the Free Trade Agreement with the EU

Maria García and Clara Portela. ARI 40/2014 - 5/8/2014.

This study examines the prospects for increasing Spain’s business presence in Singapore, with a particular focus on the improvements foreseen in the Free Trade Agreement that the Asian city-state has signed with the EU.


Chinese president’s visit to South Korea: an extraordinary milestone in bilateral ties

Park Hee-kwon. Expert Comment 50/2014 - 25/7/2014.

North-East Asia’s geopolitical place on the world stage is undergoing some significant shifts, with a rising China, a resurgent Japan, an assertive Russia and an anachronistic North Korea that is simultaneously pursuing nuclear weapons and economic development.