Asia-Pacífico

Europe in the face of a new privileged strategic scenario: the Indo-Pacific region

Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 15/2018 - 20/2/2018.

European diplomacy must support regional initiatives that are inclusive, favour cooperation and are governed by international norms and standards. The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy could be an excellent platform for such a purpose as long as it is not implemented merely as an instrument to contain China.


Elisa Lledó. Comentario Elcano 12/2018 - 9/2/2018.

Aprovechando la conmemoración de los 500 años de la Expedición Magallanes-Elcano, no se puede obviar que las exploraciones del Pacífico por parte de los Iberian pioneers durante los siglos XV y XVI cerraron con broche de oro el legado español en Asia.


Mario Esteban and Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 14/2018 - 6/2/2018.

Reluctance to Chinese investments in Spain may grow if the its volume increases significantly and begins to penetrate more “strategic” or high-tech sectors.


Mario Esteban & Luis Simon. ARI 10/2018 - 25/1/2018.

Despite its shortcomings, the international liberal order is worth saving. Therefore, international actors committed to that system, such as the EU and Japan, should cooperate in its revitalisation.


Rubén Campos Palarea & Jayshree Sengupta. WP 02/2017 (paper format, English version) - 14/11/2017.

This working paper is a joint project by Spain’s Elcano Royal Institute and India’s Observer Research Foundation in the context of the commemoration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Spain and the recent official visit of Prime Minister Modi to Madrid.


Alicia Garcia Herrero & Kohei Iwahara. ARI 84/2017 - 2/11/2017.

Shinzō Abe won a majority in the elections to the Lower House of parliament held on 22 October, supported by a cyclical economic uptrend. However, without meaningful structural reforms to lift productivity, Japan’s long-term outlook remains gloomy.


Mario Esteban. ARI 80/2017 - 25/10/2017.

Las líneas maestras de la política exterior china para el próximo lustro acaban de ser expuestas por Xi Jinping en el 19º Congreso del Partido Comunista de China.


Mario Esteban. ARI 77/2017 - 18/10/2017.

El 19º Congreso Nacional del Partido Comunista Chino nos ofrecerá información muy valiosa para calibrar cuánto poder aglutina Xi Jinping, cuánto tiempo estará al frente del Partido y las posibilidades que tiene de implementar su programa de gobierno.


Félix Arteaga. Comentario Elcano 37/2017 - 8/9/2017.

Las estimaciones conocidas coinciden en que Corea del Norte va a completar con éxito su programa nuclear. Tras los nuevos lanzamientos de misiles y el reciente ensayo nuclear, es necesario revisar los escenarios.


Ricardo G. Barcelona and Bernardo M. Villegas. ARI 65/2017 - 5/9/2017.

European infrastructure firms are conspicuous for their limited presence in the Philippines. A lukewarm diplomatic context hinders their access to opportunities that play to their strengths. How could they reframe their strategic approach?