Recent publications from the Royal Elcano Institute – Summer 2016

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William Chislett, Spain’s repeat elections: PP in stronger position but deadlock remains, June 2016

The results of Spain’s election show that the ‘old’ still has a lot of life in it and the ‘new’ has not really yet been fully born. Spaniards are hoping this will not necessitate third elections.

 

Haizam Amirah-Fernández, Brexit and the EU’s ‘Syrian bill’, July 2016

The UK’s vote to withdraw from the EU has many and complex causes but it cannot be understood without making reference to the turbulence generated by the Syrian conflict.

Patrícia Lisa, After Brexit: Schengen remains in the balance, but the border question should not be neglected, July 2016

2016 can still be remembered as the moment of the successful call for the unilateral reestablishment of national border controls, leading to a progressive decline of freedom of movement in the EU. Another shock to Schengen’s foundations must not be allowed to happen again.

 

Mario Esteban, China: a partner for the development of Latin America?, July 2016

If a new pattern of China-Latin America economic interaction materialises, it would foster sustainable and long-term economic development in the region. This scenario has a double-edged impact on EU’s interests.

William Chislett, Turkey’s coup: the first one that failed, July 2016

Erdoğan should use the coup to be magnanimous and not further divide Turkey, but past events have shown that this is not his style.

Ilke Toygür, From a failed coup to state of emergency: democracy in Turkey today, July 2016

In light of Erdoğan’s push for a move towards a presidential regime, it is clear that there has never been enough support for a regime change. This situation might well change once the opposition has been purged

Reports

William Chislett, Inside Spain, Number 129, June 2016

Rajoy warns of consequences of Brexit.

Divided left ‘close’ to absolute majority in upcoming election.

Registered jobless drops below 4 million for first time in six years.

Spain moves up the Soft Power 30 ranking.

Telefónica teams up with Facebook and Microsoft in fibre-optic cable venture under

Atlantic.

Espacio Bertelsmann, Fernando Reinares, and Carola García-Calvo, Islamic State in Spain, July 2016

The characteristics of the Islamic State (IS) in Spain, including motives for mobilization of IS supporters, recruitment, and the process of ideological radicalization.

 

William Chislett, Inside Spain, Number 130, July 2016

Rajoy against post-Brexit EU talks with Scotland.

Repeat election leaves parties struggling to form a new government.

Registered unemployed falls, GDP growth to be revised upwards.

Deaths outstrip births for first time in 75 years.

Brexit impact on Spanish companies.

Analyses

Lara Lázaro-Touza, Brexit and climate change: recalibration ahead, July 2016

The UK vote to leave the EU has caught the world off guard. Internationally there will be a delay in the EU’s ratification of the Paris Agreement. Uncertainty is the key word at present but both the climate challenge and existing climate commitments remain unchanged

Mario Esteban, The China-Pakistan Corridor: a transit, economic or development corridor?, July 2016

What are the prospective implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Pakistani development and regional stability?

Richard Higgott, TPP and TTIP in comparative context: what can Europe learn?, July 2017

There are lessons for Europe to learn from the experience of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Khadija Mohsen-Finan, Morocco’s indignation with Ban Ki-moon: is the Western Sahara an ‘occupied’ territory?, July 2016

The Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, has incurred the wrath of Morocco by referring to the ‘occupation’ of the Western Sahara and recalling the uncertainty that has surrounded the status of this territory for over 40 years.

Jessica Almqvist, Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: a shared responsibility, July 2016

The upcoming election of a new Secretary-General can be a potential turning point for the UN in its efforts to achieve a more transparent, inclusive and gender-balanced administration of its affairs.

Blog Posts

Myriam Nahón, Israeli Sephardim can finally be Spanish again, June 2016

The Law 12/2015 of 24th June is a historic gesture that crowns the process of reconciliation of Spain with its Sephardim.

Andrés Ortega, Spanish elections on 26 June: Have Spaniards fallen out of love with Europe?, June 2016

The EU has been, and continues to be, an essential frame of reference for Spain. However, now those with an unfavourable view of Europe are a majority.

Clara Pérez Bocanegra, The revival of the far right in Europe, June 2016

The so-called far right is currently present in most of the EU’s national parliaments. What are the reasons for this over the past five years in Europe?

Iliana Olivié, (A very preliminary assessment of) the global presence of the European Union without the United Kingdom, June 2016

This short piece aims at assessing (very preliminary) the impact of the EU Referendum held in the UK on the global presence of the European Union.

Andrés Ortega, The reversibility of Europe, June 2016

Since 1972, 58 referendums have been held on the EU and Europe. In the case of Brexit there will also be consequences, and much more profound.

 

Andrés Ortega, Regrexit, or indefinite postponement?, July 2016

The Brexit vote has wrought so much devastation on the British political stage that it is not inconceivable that it will never happen.

Andrés Ortega, NATO and the EU: finally, in a common-law marriage, July 2016

Despite of Brexit, desire is growing in the EU for greater military autonomy, certainly, but it is also becoming more focused on the Atlantic.

Gonzalo Escribano, The discreet (and declining) charm of Venezuelan oil diplomacy, July 2017

The slashing of oil exports to Cuba and the renegotiation of Chinese loans-for-oil illustrate the discreet and declining charm of Venezuelan oil diplomacy.

Andrés Ortega, What leads from a rocky outcrop to an island: geopolitics, July 2016

The PCA’s ruling has brought about increased tensions around the rocks in the South China Sea, even if they lead to some kind of negotiation.

William Troy, Italy’s best solution: private interest with a side of public bailout, July 2016

Allowing bailout in Italy is the lesser of two evils. A bailout has its costs, but the costs of enforcing a bail-in are more destructive and far-reaching.

William Chislett, Spain on course for another record year in tourism, September 2016

Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey’s loss of tourists has been partly Spain’s gain, helping the country to notch up another record year in arrivals.

Andrés Ortega, Europeans, get down to work, September 2016

The EU must decide not so much what it wants to be, as what it wants to do, both with itself and with the UK. Europeans should get down to work.

Andrés Ortega, Connectography, September 2016

Will infrastructure save the world economy? Connectography in a world that is going to become hyper-connected means that the most connected power wins.

Past events at Elcano Royal Institute – Summer 2016

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Roundtable: “Spain: Image and brand 2016. How are we seen, and how are we?”, 20 September 2016, Uría Menéndez (Auditorium), Madrid

Analysis of the evolution of Spain’s image and the country’s brand over the course of the past 12 months.

Seminar: “Energy Perspectives in Europe and the United States following the COP21”, 21 September 2016, Casa de América, Madrid

The American Chamber of Commerce in Spain (AmChamSpain) and the Elcano Royal Institute held a conference with the goal of analyzing energy prospects in Europe and in the United States in light of the conclusions reached at COP21 in Paris. The seminar focused on the views of regulators, companies and scholars.

Debate: “New government in Brazil: Now what?”, 29 September 2016, Fundación Botín, Madrid

The situation of Brazil’s new government.

 

Talk: “#Elcanotalks: Energy policy: Reflections of a community manager”, 28 June 2016, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid

Carlos Fernández Guerra (ex-Social media strategist for the National Police, and current director of Digital & Social Media at Iberdrola) discusses the role of community managers as brand managers and the role of communities in an organisation.

Roundtable: “Certainties and doubts for Brazil´s future”, 28 June 2016, Casa de América, Madrid

Carlos Malamud (senior researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute), Alfredo Arahuetes (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at ICADE), and Michael Reid (editor of The Economist). Moderated by Alicia González (El País International Economic Correspondent).

Debate: “Brexit: Now what?”, 30 June 2016, Fundación Botín, Madrid

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Josep Piqué (ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs), Ana Palacio (ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs), Claudio Aranzadi (ex-Minister for Energy and Industry), Charles Powell (Director of the Elcano Royal Institute), and Ignacio Molina (Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute). Moderated by Emilio Lamo de Espinosa (President of the Elcano Royal Institute).

A debate about the possible consequences of the British decision to leave the European Union.

Debate: “Why has growth slowed in the global economy?”, 4 July 2016, Fundación Botín, Madrid

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Lourdes Casanova (Academic Director at the Institute of Emerging Markets at the University of Cornell), Álvaro Sanmartín (Fund Analyst at Alinea Global and Chief Economist at Grant Thorton), Alicia García-Herrero (Senior Associate Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute), and Miguel Otero-Iglesias (Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute). Moderated by Federico Steinberg (Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute).

The global economy continues to show disappointing growth rates, and it does not appear to have made a full recovery from the Great Recession.

Workshop: “Monarchy and politics in democracy: Spain and Europe”, 25-27 July 2016, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Santander

While some of the world’s most prosperous democracies maintain some form of monarchy, contemporary monarchies have not received sufficient attention on behalf of the international academic community. The role of monarchies from a comparative perspective.

Past events at Real Instituto Elcano – Winter 2015/16

ElcanoRoundtable Discussion `The fall of oil prices: implications for Spain (and beyond)´
9 February 2016

Organized by the Royal Institute Elcano. The purpose of the discussion was to analyze the implications of the fall in oil prices from both an economic and a geopolitical perspective, with a special focus on its impact on Spain. In addElcano 2ition, the influence of forecasts of the Chinese economy was also discussed. With the participation of Antonio Merino, Director of Studies at Repsol, and the RIE analysts Gonzalo Escribano and Miguel Otero Iglesias. Moderated by Charles Powell, director of RIE.

11th Edition of #Elcanotalks with Antoni Gutiérrez-Rubí ‘20D: 10 memorable moments of political communication’
1 February 2016

Organized by the Royal Institute Elcano. Antoni Gutiérrez-Rubí, communication advisor and political analyst, founder and director of the company Ideograma, prolific author and guest lecturer for a dozen universities, answered RIE’s questions regarding what changed in the last general elections and what lessons one could draw for the future.

Roundtable Discussion ‘Climate governance after COP21 and its implications for Latin America’
14 January 2016

Organized by Elcano Royal Institute. With the participation of Guy Edwards, Research Fellow and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute for Environment and Society at Brown University, and co-author of the book “A Fragmented Continent- Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change” (MIT Press, 2015), Lara Lázaro, Senior Research Fellow and Ana Pintó, Climate Change Office, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Moderated by Rafael Estrella, Vicepresident of the Royal Institute Elcano.


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Presentation of the paper `General Elections in Spain 2015: the international priorities of the political parties´
4 December 2015

Organized by Elcano Royal Institute. With the participation of Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, president of Royal Institute Elcano, José Ignacio Torreblanca, director of the Madrid chapter of the European Council of Foreign Relations and member of the RIE Scientific Council, Cristina Manzano, director of Esglobal and also member of the RIE scientific council and Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst at RIE. Moderated by Charles Powell, Director of RIE.

The Elcano Global Presence Index

elcano indexReal Instituto Elcano has recently released the last edition of the Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG), an index whose objective is to measure the global presence of the countries worldwide.

The catching-up process of several emerging economies and the crisis in the United States and Europe have also had implications for their global presence: the IEPG shows that Western countries keep on losing positions in the global scene. However, if the European Union were to count as a single country, it would top the world in terms of global presence. The economic divergence and concentration that characterise the European Union are also apparent in terms of intra-European presence: in general terms, the old members have more ‘presence gains’ than the newcomers. Lastly, the IEPG shows that the weaknesses of Spanish external insertion call for a new foreign action strategy. You can consult the Index here.

Final Report of the European Global Strategy Project

spain logoegs okladkaTowards a European Global Strategy. Securing European influence in a changing world, Elcano Royal Institute, the Polish Institute of International Affairs, the International Affairs Institute and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 28 May 2013.

The European Global Strategy project, initiated by the Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Spain, Poland and Italy, is based on the premise that it is necessary to think strategically in changing times. This project is led by the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, the Elcano Royal Institute, the Polish Institute of International Affairs and the Istituto Affari Internazionali and aims to encourage debate and provide some ideas about the elements of an external action strategy for the European Union.

The first result of the project is a report with the essential elements of a European global strategy under the title Towards a European Global Strategy. Securing European influence in a changing world. More information available also here.

Spring 2013 Events at Elcano

PL-SPpismConference: “Poland and Spain: working together in a Europe in flux”, 27 May 2013, Elcano Royal Institute and the Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw

How to cooperate in a Europe in flux? Experts from PISM and the Elcano Royal Institute were attempting to answer this question during in a roundtable held in Warsaw (Poland), organised by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Elcano Royal Institute. With the participation of Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute, and Federico Steinberg, Senior Analyst for International Economics. More information available here.

Round table: Presentation of the results of the research project “Foreign Investment and Development in North Africa”, on the effects of foreign investment in the development of Morocco and Algeria. Project of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Real Instituto Elcano, funded by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID). 27 May 2013 More information available here.

spain logo mainMeeting with Alex Petriashvili, State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, about the political transition of his country after the 2012 elections. Elcano Royal Institute. 22 May 2013. More information availabloe here.

Seminar: 8th edition of the conference “Europa a debate”. Towards a real European Monetary Union: Democratic Legitimacy and Accountability. 17 May 2013.

Under the Irish Presidency of the European Union, the Carlos of Antwerp Foundation, in collaboration with other think tanks and institutions from Spain and Europe, proposes a new “Europa a debate” conference. Organization: Antwerp Carlos Foundation, with the collaboration of the Real Instituto Elcano. More information available here.

Lecture by Erlan A. Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, 13 May 2013. Presented by Marcelino Oreja, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain and with the participation of Bakyt Dyussenbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Spain, and Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Chairman of the Elcano Royal Institute. Embassy of Kazakhstan in Spain and the Elcano Royal Institute. More information available here.

Presentation of the results of the 3rd wave of the Spain Brand Barometer that analyzes the opinion that citizens of different countries have on Spain. The BME is part of the Spain Brand Monitor (SBM) of the Real Instituto Elcano, which is based on a set of studies and research designed to perform rigorous and systematic monitoring of the image of Spain in the world. Real Instituto Elcano, 24 Apr 2013. More information avaialble here.

Roundtable on the Spanish view of how to reinvent the Eurozone, 23 April 2013, Elcano Royal Institute and Chatham House, Madrid

This roundtable discussion was focused on how the eurozone countries, particularly Spain, are responding to the crisis and the proposed banking union. The event was part of a project about European Economic Governancecarried out by Chatham HouseAREL (Agenzia di Ricerche e Legislazione) and the Elcano Royal Institute. It aims to advance the debate on European economic governance and suggest a constructive framework for strengthening it. More information avaialble here.

Seminar “Reinventing the Eurozone: a View from Spain”, 23 April 2013, Elcano Royal Institute and Chatham House, Madrid

spain logo mainOn April 23rd 2013 Elcano Royal Institute hosted a major conference in its venue in Madrid. The Conference, organizaded jointly with Chatham House, provided in its first panel the Spanish view of the crisis with the participation of Rafael Domenech, Chief Economist for Spain and Europe, BBVA Research and  Antonio Cortina, Deputy Director for Research, Santander Bank. The second panel focused on the Banking Union, including such speakers as Nadia Calviño, Deputy Director-General for Financial Services, Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services, European Commission and Íñigo Fernández de Mesa, General Secretary of the Treasury and Financial Policy, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain. The final panel adressed the EU Political Union. Panel speakears included José Ignacio Torreblanca, Head of Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute and Iain Begg, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House.

Spring 2013 Publications and Blog entries of Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid

William Chislett Cyprus’s crisis: Aphrodite to the rescue?, Expert Comment 27/2013, Elcano Royal Institute, 1 April  2013

The future of bankrupt Cyprus and perhaps of the EU’s vast energy needs lies in the offshore gas field named after the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite who, according to legend, was born on the tiny island nation.

César de Prado, Towards stronger EU-Asia relation, EGS 3/2013 – 1/4/2013, Elcano Royal Institute.

The EU and its member states are designing differing strategies to engage with Asia and its various regional processes that could be made to complement each other if they were to be developed from a common outlook.

Alicia Sorroza, European Global Strategy Project: opinions and ideas on the EU’s future as a global actor, Elcano Blog, 4 April, 2013

Some weeks ago, the Elcano Royal Institute held a Seminar on the European Global Strategy Project. For the occasion, the Institute brought together several experts on European foreign affairs, including Javier Solana, the EU’s former High Representative for CFSP and author of the European Security Strategy, who actively supports this new initiative.

Carmen González, Roderick Parkes, Alicia Sorroza and Andreas Ette, The EU performance in the global competition for highly-skilled migrants, TGAE-Elcano 4/2013 – 26/3/2013

It is still impossible to evaluate the Blue Card’s effect but the changes that have taken place in the European migratory framework since its approval in 2009 should now allow the re-drafting of the Directive to offer a more attractive channel to qualified immigrants.

Daniela Schwarzer, Federico Steinberg and Diego Valiante, Towards a common external representation for the eurozone?, TGAE-Elcano 3/2013 – 26/3/2013

Since the introduction of the euro in 1999, the external representation of the eurozone has been incrementally developed, but no formal amendments have been made. This Policy Paper discusses the case for a consolidated representation of the eurozone in international economic fora, analyses the obstacles to achieving it, and puts forward proposals to solve some of the existing obstacles.

Haizam Amirah-Fernández and Timo Behr, The missing spring in the EU’s Mediterranean policies, TGAE-Elcano 1/2013 – 22/3/2013

The fall of the wall of fear in Arab societies represents a major challenge, of unknown proportions for Europe, but also an unprecedented opportunity for building a new regional stability based on good governance, inclusive development and mutually beneficial exchanges.

Gonzalo Escribano, Promoting low-carbon energies in Mediterranean partner countries, TGAE-Elcano 2/2013 – 25/3/2013

Renewable energies remain marginal in the European neighbourhood, and their contribution to economic and human development is still largely unexplored.

William Chislett , Turkey: outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) chief calls for ceasefire in ‘historic’ move, Elcano Expert Comment, 25/2013 – 22/3/2013, Elcano Royal Institute

Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned since 1999, called for a truce to a conflict of almost 30 years in which more than 35,000 people have died in a struggle for the establishment of an ethnic Kurdish homeland in the south-east of Turkey.

Luis Simón, No might, no right: Europeans must re-discover military power, EGS 2/2013 – 19/3/2013, Elcano Royal Institute

Unless Europeans acknowledge the importance of military force and the ability to project power on a global scale, any discussions on strategy or foreign policy will be largely futile.

Mario Kölling and Cristina Serrano Leal, The Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-20 from a Spanish Perspective: Net Beneficiary or Successful Balancing Act?, ARI 7/2013 – 1/3/2013, Elcano Royal Institute.

The MFF 2014-20 has finally been agreed upon. Nevertheless, it is ‘perhaps nobody’s perfect budget but there’s a lot in it for everybody’.spain logo blog

EGS Seminar “The European Union: What Kind of Global Actor?”, 25-26 February 2013, Elcano, Madrid

spain logoAround 50 participants came together at the EGS seminar organised by the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid to discuss the European Global Strategy from the perspective of global trends, transatlantic relations, security, energy, and climate change. Javier Solana Former HR/SC of the CFSP was the keynote speaker. More information available here.

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EGS Seminar “European Challenges in a global world”, 25-26 February 2013, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid

Within the framework of the European Global Strategy project, Elcano Royal Institute organized an international Seminar named “European Union: What kind of Global Actor? The meeting took place in Madrdi between 25 and 26 February 2013. More information available here. By invitation only.

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Newest Publications from Royal Insitute Elcano, February 2013

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Fernando Reinares y Carola García-Calvo, El norte de Mali como foco de amenaza terrorista para España: ¿nuestro patio trasero o simplemente nuestro patio?, Analysis of the Elcano Royal Institute22 January 2013

William Chislett, Turkey’s Economy Slows Down: Will this Affect Spain’s Burgeoning Trade and Investment?. Analysis of the Elcano Royal Institute16 January 2013

Iliana Olivié y Aitor Pérez, Development Community vs. Financial Industry: Clash of Civilisations or Strategic Partnership? Analysis of the Elcano Royal Institute16 January 2013

Martín Ortega Carcelén, Hacia una Estrategia Global Europea en 2013. Analysis of the Elcano Royal Institute31 December 2012

Charles Powell The pain in Spain: political, social and foreign policy implications of the European economic crisis. Analysis of the Elcano Royal Institute31 December 2012

Ignacio Molina y Alicia Sorroza, El impacto del Servicio Europeo de Acción Exterior en la diplomacia española. Analysis of the Elcano Royal Institute21 December 2012

Elcano’s Comments

Pablo Bustelo, Nadando contracorriente: “Abenomics” en Japón, Expert Comment Elcano Royal Institute, 16 January, 2013

Gonzalo Escribano, Argelia y España, potencial de alto nivel,  Expert Comment Elcano Royal Institute, 14 January, 2013

Félix Arteaga, España, Mali y la operación Serval de Francia: ¿qué hacer y qué no? ¿Solos o en compañía de otros?. Expert Comment Elcano Royal Institute, 14 January, 2013

Carmen González Enríquez, El futuro de la población española. Expert Comment Elcano Royal Institute, 10 January, 2013

Federico Steinberg,  El FMI admite el error y la duda, Expert Comment Elcano Royal Institute, 8 January, 2013

Elcano’s BLOG http://www.blog.rielcano.org/

Federico Steinberg, Vuelve la guerra de divisas, 24 January 2013.

Joaquín Roy, La integración y cooperación eurolatinoamericana,  14 January 2013.

Alicia Sorroza, Opportunities for Spanish Diplomacy in Times of Crisis, 16 January 2013

William Chislett, Inside Spain. The government’s borrowing costs eased, reducing the likelihood that Spain will need a sovereign bail-out by the European Union. Bank of Spain tightens supervision. Stock market revives. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy orders investigation into Popular Party’s accounts. Catalan UDC admits illegal financing with EU funds.

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Job offer from the Elcano Royal Institute /Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid

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The Elcano Royal Institute, an independent International Relations think-tank founded in 2001 and based in Madrid, is seeking analysts of exceptional caliber with expertise in the following areas:

  • Spanish foreign policy
  • The transformation of the MENA region
  • Latin America as a global actor
  • The economics, politics and society of China and South-East Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

More information available here.

Past events from the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos – Autumn 2015

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V International Conference of the Red Iberoamericana de Estudios Internacionales (RIBEI)
1-2 December 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE).

More information can be found here.

Meeting, The EU Internal-External Security Nexus
26 November 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute, EUISS and the Strategic Planning Division of the EEAS in the context of the EU-wide expert outreach and consultation process for the preparation of the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy.

More information can be found here.

Presentation, Informe Elcano 19 – Spain/Morocco Relations
24 November 2015

With the participation of Charles Powell, director at Elcano Royal Institute, Carlos Westendorp, general secretary of Club de Madrid, Miguel Ángel Bastenier, journalist at El País, Bernabé López García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Haizam Amirah Fernández, Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

Conference, Governing Energy: The Atlantic Basin and Global Institutions
19 November 2015

Organised by the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council and Spanish Energy Club, in collaboration with Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

3rd Elcano Forum on Global Terrorism: the current jihadist mobilization in Western Europe
16 November 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States and the Swedish Defense University. Directed by Fernando Reinares and co-ordinated by Carola García-Calvo, respectively Senior Analyst and Analyst of the Program on Global Terrorism at Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

Seminar, `Spanish Cooperation 2030: The role of Spain in the New Development Agenda´
03 November 2015

Organised by Spain´s Biblioteca Nacional and Elcano Royal Institute, with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, ISGlobal and Oxfam Intermón. Participants agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals and an international agenda for achieving them before 2030.

More information can be found here.

Conference, `NATO and the New Arc of Crisis´
28-29 October 2015

Organised by the NATO´s Public Diplomacy Division and Elcano Royal Institute, with the participation of Istituto Affari Internazionali and Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais (IPRI). Speech by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, President of Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

Seminar, `African Women Who Build Peace´
27 October 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Mujeres por África, the event gathered together women activists for women’s rights and experts in peace and security. Among the speakers were María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of Fundación Mujeres por África, Oumou Sall Seck, Hibaaq Osman, Nicole Ndongala and Caddy Adzuba.

More information can be found here.

Debate, `How to deepen the eurozone integration?
22 October 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Rafael del Pino. Thomas Westphal, General Director of European Affairs at the German Ministry of Finance, Philippe Martin, Advisor to the French Minister of Economy, Manuel Conthe, Editorial Director at Expansión newspaper.

More information can be found here.

Conference `Alcance de las reformas en México y su impacto en las relaciones con España´
21 September 2015

Organised by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico DF, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs and Elcano Royal Institute, with the sponsorship of Santander Group and the collaboration of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

More information can be found here.

Conference `Transatlantic Conversation: Confronting Common Security Challenges´.
16 September 2015

Organised by the Wilson Center (Washington D.C.)
Experts´ conference on security and transatlantic relations at the Wilson Center. Participants in the conference included: The King of Spain; Jane Harman, director, president and CEO at The Wilson Center; Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, president at Elcano Royal Institute; Bruce Hoffman Director at Center of Security Studies and director of the Programme of Studies on Security, Georgetown University; Charles Powell, Director at Elcano Royal Institute; Fernando Reinares, expert on international terrorism at Real Instituto Elcano; Bruce Riedel, Brookings Institution and former senior adviser for the past four presidents of the US; Catherine Herridge chief intelligence correspondent, Fox News.

More information can be found here.

Past events at Real Instituto Elcano – Winter 2014/15

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The presentation of the Working Paper “Los latinos y las industrias culturales en español en Estados Unidos”
29 January 2015

The presentation of the Working Paper “Los latinos y las industrias culturales en español en Eelcanostados Unidos” written by Jéssica Retis and Ángel Badillo took place on 29 January 2015. It was organised by the Elcano Royal Institute with the collaboration of SEGIB. It was attended by José Ignacio Wert (Minister of Education, Culture and Sports), Emilio Lamo de Espinosa (President of the Elcano Royal Institute) and Víctor García de la Concha (Director of the Instituto Cervantes) among others.

More information can be found here.

“Greece and the Euro’s future”
21 January 2015

A debate on “Greece and the Euro’s future” took place on 21 January 2015. elcano 2It was organised by the Elcano Royal Institute and was attended by José Carlos Diez (economist and lecturer at the Universidad de Alcalá), Irene Martin (lecturer on Political Science at the UAM), Evangelos Liaras (postdoctoral researcher at the CEPC), Ignacio Molina and Federico Steinberg (both analysts at the Elcano Royal Institute).

More information can be found here.

“Spain and Poland: strategic partners in a Union in flux”
11 December 2014

A debate on “Spain and Poland: strategic partners in a Union in flux” was held on 11 December 2014. It was organised by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Secretary of State for European Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain), and Rafal Trzaskowski, Secretary of State for European Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland) partcipated, among others.

More information can be found here.

“Global Energy: Strategies and Values”
20 November 2014

A conference on “Global Energy: Strategies and Values” took place on 20 November 2014. It was organised by the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (Comité Español del Consejo Mundial de la Energía, CECME) and the Spanish Energy Club (ENERCLUB), with the collaboration of the Elcano Royal Institute and with the sponsorship of Repsol. With the participation, among others, of Jaime García-Legaz Ponce (Secretary of State for Trade), Antonio Brufau Niubó (Chairman of Repsol), Pedro Miró Roig (Chairman of ENERCLUB), Emilio Lamo de Espinosa (President of the Elcano Royal Institute) and Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri (Chair of the CECME).

More information can be found here.

Second Elcano Forum on Global Terrorism: “Transformations of Global Terrorism”
17-18 November 2014

The second Elcano Forum on Global Terrorism: “Transformations of Global Terrorism” was held on 17-18 November 2014. It was organised  by the Elcano Royal Institute with the collaboration of the Uelcano 3S Embassy in Spain and Casa Árabe. In its 2nd edition, the Elcano Forum reviewed the recent transformations undergone by global terrorism, especially the latest developments in international Jihadism, dominated by the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Past events at Real Instituto Elcano – Autumn 2014

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On October elcano debate1, 2014 a debate on the implications and challenges in Spain caused by the jihadist mobilization to Syria and Irak, was organized by the Elcano Royal Institute in collaboration with the Casa Árabe.

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Past events at Real Instituto Elcano – Spring 2016

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Presentation of the report “Spain in the World 2016: perspectives and challenges” and debate on the Spanish external action in this new political cycle’

18 February 2016

elcano 1Organised by Elcano Royal Institute. The analysts at the Elcano Royal Institute have written a collective report titled “España en el mundo durante 2016: perspectivas y desafíos”, which makes a prospective analysis on the Spanish external action towards the global, European and regional challenges to be addressed this year. Analysts from the main think-tanks on foreign affairs based in Spain debated on the foreign policy to be adopted in this new, complex political cycle. With the participation of Eduard Soler, Research Coordinator at CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs; Vicente Palacio, Deputy Director of OPEX, Fundación Alternativas; Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Deputy Director of ECFR Madrid office, and Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst at Elcano Royal Institute. Moderated by Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute.

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Debate: “Schengen in danger: the European response to the migration and refugee crisis”

8 March 2016

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute with the collaboration of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. With the participation of Gil Arias Fernández, ex-Frontex Deputy Executive Director; Javier Carbajosa Sánchez, Spanish Embassador for the Special Mission of Migration Affairs; Alfred Pfaller, independent consultant and political economy analyst and RIE Senior Analysts Carmen González Enríquez and Félix Arteaga. Moderated by Emilio Lamo Espinosa, President of the Royal Institute Elcano.

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Roundtable Discussion “The new political and economic cycle in Latin America”

30 March 2016

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute. The Roundtable Discussion analysed the change in dynamics in Latin America with a special focus on the most relevant political and economic factors. With the participation of José Gasset, Head of International Relations at Iberdrola; José Antonio Ocampo, Professor at the University of Columbia and RIE Senior Analysts Federico Steinberg  and Carlos Malamud. Moderated by Rafael Estrella, Vice-president of the Elcano Royal Institute.

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International Colloquium: Spain-Israel: 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations, Future Perspectives And Challenges

4 April 2016

elcano2Organised by The Latin American Unit at the Truman Institute, The Department of Romance and Latin American Studies and The European Forum at the Hebrew University, in collaboration with the Elcano Royal Institute. Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, and Gonzalo Escribano, director of the Energy and Climate Change Programme at the Elcano Royal Institute, participated in this colloquium.

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Elcano Debate “Europe’s Terrorism Threat: Challenges and Response”

14 April 2016

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Botín. The first cycle of “Elcano Debates”- after the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris we asked what is the nature of the current jihadists’ terrorist expressions in Europe, what are the internal and external dimensions of such threat and whether or not we are doing what needs to be done in terms of counter-terrorism policies and radicalization prevention. With the participation of Fernando Reinares, Director of Elcano’s Global Terrorism program; Jesús Núñez, Co-Director of the Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action and Carola García-Calvo, Analyst of Elcano’s Global Terrorism program. Moderated by Emilio Lamo Espinosa, President of the Elcano Royal Institute.

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Roundtable “The ASEAN Economic Community: Potentials and Opportunities for All”

20 april 2016

 

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Seminar “The geopolitics of TTIP”

21 April 2016

 

With a keynote speech by Jaime García Legaz, Deputy Minister for International Trade, Spain

The talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are surrounded by controversy. European concerns about investment arbitration, transparency, and environmental and health standards have fuelled public opposition to a transatlantic trade deal. But absent in the debate about TTIP is a fair consideration of its foreign policy and strategic impact: What does a successful TTIP mean from a foreign policy perspective? And what could its strategic merit be? How will TTIP affect third countries? And what happens if a deal does not materialise?

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