Spanish Foreign Policy

The changing Chinese economic model: an opportunity for Spanish companies

Adrián Blanco Estévez. ARI 66/2018 (English version) - 8/5/2018.

This analysis focuses on China’s changing economic growth model and the important new business opportunities this change is generating for Spanish companies.


Gibraltar, a possible solution: diffused sovereignty and shared functions

Ignacio Molina. ARI 64/2018 (English version) - 7/5/2018.

Brexit opens a small window of opportunity to attempt to resolve the status of Gibraltar.


Spain’s main listed companies notch up record revenues abroad

William Chislett. ARI 46/2018 - 10/4/2018.

The companies that comprise the Ibex 35, the benchmark index of the Madrid Stock Exchange, generated a record 67.7% of their revenues abroad in 2017.


Climate change in 2018: from post-Trump global climate governance to Spain

Lara Lázaro Touza. ARI 30/2018 (English version) - 5/3/2018.

What climate change developments are foreseeable in 2018 at the global level, in the EU-28 and in Spain?


Maximising the outcomes of Spain’s political engagement with the UN

Jessica Almqvist. ARI 25/2018 - 27/2/2018.

With its current seat on the Human Rights Council (2018-20), Spain should strive to continue and revitalise its foreign policy in respect to reinforcing both the UN and multilateralism.


Spain’s continuing export boom

William Chislett. Expert Comment 16/2018 - 21/2/2018.

Spain’s exporting prowess continued in 2017 when sales of goods abroad increased for the eighth straight year and notched up a new record of €277.1 billion, close to one-quarter of GDP.


The international aid of subnational governments: the case of Spain

Aitor Pérez. WP 10/2018 (English version) - 25/4/2018.

Spanish Autonomous Communities (regions) and municipalities gave some US$220 million in development assistance in 2015. This accounts for a third of total Spanish bilateral ODA, making Spain the world’s most decentralised donor.


The weaknesses of Spanish emigration

Carmen González Enríquez and José Pablo Martínez Romera. ARI 7/2018 - 24/1/2018.

The Spaniards who have emigrated to other countries since the economic crisis have done so under worse conditions than other recent emigrants from the rest of Southern Europe.


Spain in the world: an analysis of the Elcano Global Presence Index 2016

Iliana Olivié, Manuel Gracia and María Dolores Gomariz . ARI 103/2017 (English version) - 15/12/2017.

Spain maintains its 12th position in the Elcano Global Presence Index, although it has lost some measure of global presence in all of its dimensions (as have the other countries of the region).


The potential impact of the Catalan crisis on the Spanish economy

William Chislett. Expert Comment 47/2017 - 8/11/2017.

The crisis in Catalonia, sparked by the regional government’s illegal proclamation of an independent state last month, is already exacting a toll on the Catalan economy.