Asia-Pacific

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.


India and Latin America: a new perception and a new partnership

Ambassador R. Viswanathan. ARI 37/2014 - 22/7/2014.

A new paradigm of both perception and of growth in the relations between India and Latin America is emerging, that should lead towards a longer-term partnership.


The EU and North Korea: stopping bombs, encouraging shops

Ramon Pacheco Pardo. ARI 32/2014 - 26/6/2014.

With North Korea unwilling to halt WMD proliferation yet in the middle of an opening up process, the EU’s policy has to carefully balance non-proliferation activities with economic engagement.


The rise of China and Asia: what the Elcano Global Presence Index tells us

Mario Esteban. ARI 21/2014 - 2/4/2014.

This paper uses data from the Elcano Global Presence Index to examine how Asia, and in particular China, are raising their global presence at a very swift pace.


North Korea and the December 2012 Rocket Launch: A New Deal?

Pablo Bustelo. Expert Comment 39/2012 - 14/12/2012.

On December 12 North Korea succeeded in putting into orbit a satellite (or other object) after the three stages of the Unha-3 rocket separated as planned. Contrary to the previous attempts, the launch was successful, the three-stage rocket functioned correctly and the satellite (or other object) now appears to be now orbiting the earth.


The European Union and the Emerging Asian Powers of China and India

Rajendra K. Jain. ARI 78/2012 - 19/11/2012.

The rise of China and the emergence of India pose intellectual, technological, organisational and political challenges for the European Union and for the West in general, but also provide opportunities.