Politica Exterior de España

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.


Juan Tovar Ruiz. ARI 74/2017 - 28/9/2017.

El 26 de septiembre de 2017 el presidente del gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, ha realizado su primera visita oficial al presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump.


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.


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.


Pablo López Gil y Enrique Verdeguer Puig. ARI 63/2017 - 31/8/2017.

Si España quiere que el sector exterior se consolide como un pilar de crecimiento económico, debe hacer un esfuerzo para aumentar el grado de sofisticación y diferenciación de su oferta.


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

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.


Aurora Mejía. ARI 60/2017 - 20/7/2017.

Spain’s understanding of security is rooted in its conception of the Euro-Atlantic as a space of shared interests, norms and values. This paper proves an overview of Spain’s contribution to Euro-Atlantic security by identifying four relevant areas.


Iliana Olivié y Aitor Pérez. Comentario Elcano 34/2017 - 7/7/2017.

España puede aspirar a un mayor liderazgo en el ámbito del desarrollo en las instituciones europeas. Tras demostrar su capacidad negociadora en lo táctico, el reto está ahora en lo estratégico, donde podría moldear la agenda internacional del desarrollo.


Carlos Calvo y Antonio Fonfría. ARI 57/2017 - 4/7/2017.

España precisa una ley de criterios de financiación de la defensa nacional que permita satisfacer las necesidades militares, atender el pago de programas pendientes, hacer política industrial e implantar la ortodoxia presupuestaria.


William Chislett. WP 8/2017 - 30/6/2017.

Almost 500 years since Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the first circumnavigation of the world and a vast empire subsequently came into being, Spain has re-built a substantial but very different global presence.