Spanish Foreign Policy

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 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.

Catalonia’s independence bid: how did we get here? What is the European dimension? What next?

Elcano Royal Institute. 17 October 2017.

This special dossier aims to provide an overview and background information on Catalonia’s independence bid, the attempts to ‘internationalise the conflict’ and its European dimension, and the possible future scenarios.

The conundrum of Spain’s recovering economy and stubbornly high unemployment

William Chislett. ARI 70/2017 - 15/9/2017.

The economy has recovered from a deep crisis and is growing at more than 3% for the third year running, but the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 17.2%, though well down on the peak of 27.1% in 2013.

Political influence network in Twitter 2017

Juan Antonio Sánchez Giménez and Evgueni Tchubykalo. ARI 66/2017 - 8/9/2017.

Brussels is gaining influence and political clout in the world although Washington remains the focal point of international politics.

Spain and Asia: harnessing trade, soft power and the EU in the Asia-Pacific Century

Ramón Pacheco Pardo. ARI 61/2017 - 21/7/2017.

This analysis argues that Spain has strengthened its links and presence in the Asia-Pacific area since the launch of its first framework plan for the region in 2000, although more needs to be done to further boost relations.