Spain's Image & Public Opinion

Civil Society Facing the Consequences of Terrorism: Victims of Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Enrique Múgica Herzog. (Translated from Spanish) - 16/6/2009. Go to Spanish version

Speech by the Spanish Ombudsman Enrique Múgica Herzog at the Seminar ‘Civil Society Civil Society Facing the Consequences of Terrorism: Victims of Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Human Rights’ organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Elcano Royal Institute and held in Madrid from 15 to 16 June 2009.


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.


Polls on World Public Opinion

World Public Opinion (PIPA) - Elcano Royal Institute. 9/7/2008.

WordlPublicOpinion.org is a collaborative research project involving research centres studying public opinion on international issues in their respective countries. The Elcano Royal Institute is one of the research partners through the BRIE (Barómetro del Real Instituto Elcano), a periodic survey carried out three times a year, conducted by Javier Noya, the Institute’s Senior Analyst on Spain’s International Image and Public Opinion.


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).


Remarks by Mr. Kofi A. Annan

Kofi A. Annan. 17/6/2008. Go to Spanish version

Remarks by Kofi A. Annan at the conference of the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, held at the Prado Museum (Madrid) on 16 June 2008 and organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, with the collaboration of the following Spanish institutions: CIDOB Foundation, FRIDE, ICEI and INCIPE.


Spaniards and Islam (ARI)

Javier Noya. ARI 105/2007 (Translated from Spanish) - 28/11/2007. Go to Spanish version

This study analyses Spaniards’ opinions and attitudes towards Islam through data gathered for the Elcano Royal Institute’s Barometer survey.


From Sun to Crescent: Spain’s Current Image in the United States, Turkey and the European Union (WP)

Javier Noya. WP 10/2007 (Translated from Spanish) - 8/5/2007. Go to Spanish version

Based on analysis of the latest international statistics on the image of countries we can conclude that in recent years Spain’s image in the world has improved.


Information or Propaganda? The Hunger Strike of Eta Terrorist Ignacio de Juana Chaos and its Coverage in 'The Times' (ARI)

Rogelio Alonso. ARI 28/2007 (Translated from Spanish) - 26/3/2007. Go to Spanish version

This paper analyses at the portrayal of Spain’s terrorist phenomenon as depicted by the London Times through its coverage of the hunger strike of the convicted ETA terrorist Ignacio de Juana Chaos.