Welcome to the Elcano Blog

Real Instituto Elcano / Elcano Royal Institute

The Elcano Royal Institute’s blog opens today with the aim of encouraging the public to read, comment and discuss the ideas and opinions of our analysts on Spain’s foreign policy and action abroad and, indeed, on Spain’s global projection and international relations in general.

The momentous changes taking place in Spain, Europe and the world require the type of scrutiny and analysis that a think-tank like the Elcano Royal Institute can provide. We have therefore designed a dynamic tool for the Social Web that can bring our research to a wider readership, thereby complementing the activities we carry out in more restricted spheres.

The Blog’s content will be presented in a variety of formats –including video and audio– and focus on authoritative analysis from the Institute’s research, publications and activities and its participation in global networks along with other think-tanks. Both writers and readers, duly identified as such, will be part of a community of users whose interaction will be subject to basics community standards.

We hope the Elcano Blog will be not only interesting but also useful and that you will share information, express opinions and debate matters of interest, thereby helping to generate the sort of ideas that might help Spain overcome the challenges facing it over the next few years.

We look forward to your visit and comments.