Asia-Pacific

The Momentum of Indonesia’s Economic Recovery (ARI)

Fajar B. Hirawan. ARI 167/2009 - 15/12/2009. Go to Spanish version

It is clear that no single country can be immune from the global recession, including Indonesia. The impact on the latter has distorted some of its economic indicators, especially growth and trade. In line with the efforts made by its government to handle the crisis, Indonesia held elections, both legislative and presidential, in 2009. This ARI looks at the implications of the elections and the prospects for Indonesia’s economy after them.


North Korea and the Non-proliferation Regime (ARI)

Mitchell B. Reiss. ARI 155/2009 - 16/11/2009.

In this review of the implications of North Korea’s behaviour during 2009 on the Non-proliferation Regime, it is stressed that if North Korea cannot be deterred from its nuclear ambitions this will deliver a serious blow to the international non-proliferation regime. It will also damage the likelihood of a successful outcome at next year’s NPT Review Conference.


The Global Economic Crisis and India: An Analysis (ARI)

Pankaj Vashisht and Sriparna Pathak. ARI 129/2009 - 10/9/2009. Go to Spanish version

The unfolding global financial crisis comes in various forms and presents many challenges as well as opportunities, even though it is too early to predict any specific outcome. However, the fact remains that the international system and the concept of power as such is undergoing a shift. This has serious implications for the developing world. The financial crisis presents India in particular with several geopolitical implications.


North Korea and the New Security Paradigm (ARI)

Mitchell B. Reiss. ARI 95/2009 - 4/6/2009. Go to Spanish version

A new crisis has emerged on the Korean peninsula as a result of North Korea’s latest nuclear tests.


The Impact of the Global Crisis on China and its Reaction (ARI)

Ming Zhang. ARI 62/2009 - 14/4/2009.

The current global financial crisis is having a significant negative impact on the Chinese economy, affecting exports, foreign exchange reserves and structural adjustments.


Spain and the G-20: A Strategic Proposal for Enhancing its Role in Global Governance

Elcano Royal Institute. 8/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres. After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world –on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater political influence at the global level.


New Prospects for the Spanish Language in the Philippines (ARI)

Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga. ARI 27/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 26/2/2009. Go to Spanish version

The announcement by the Philippine government concerning the reintroduction of Spanish in secondary education offers new prospects. The new situation deserves consideration from the perspective of individual rights.


Indo-Pakistani Relations After 26/11 (ARI)

Bahukutumbi Raman. ARI 20/2009 - 3/2/2009.

The author examines the prospects for Indo-Pakistani relations after the 26-29 November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai.


China Returns to Africa: Anatomy of an Expansive Engagement (WP)

Chris Alden, Dan Large and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira. WP 51/2008 - 11/12/2008.

This paper presents a scoping analysis of the main contours of relations, offering an anatomy of key dimensions of an expansive Chinese engagement in the continent that remains dynamic.


In Spain's interest: A Committed Foreign Policy

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. (Translated from Spanish) - 2/7/2008. Go to Spanish version

An address by the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the Prado Museum (Madrid) on 16 June 2008 organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, with the collaboration of the following Spanish institutions: CIDOB Foundation, FRIDE, ICEI and INCIPE. (This text is also available in French: Dans l’intérêt de l’Espagne: une politique extérieure engagée).