Latest publications from the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia. From Seville to Brussels: the architecture of global presence. 9.10.2015. The purpose of this paper is to understand the global-local link in the external projection of countries. It breaks down the Elcano Global Presence Index by geographical origin for both the European Union (into member states) and for one particular European country, namely Spain.

Ignacio Molina and Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Catalonia torn in two. 13.10.2015. Catalonia is divided. But don’t hold your breath for independence.

Lars P. Feld, Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Benjamin Weigert. Putting Germany´s `mini-jobs´ in their context. 16.10.2015. It is unfair to accuse the Germans of imposing a precarious labor model in Europe when the likes of Spain and Greece suffer the highest unemployment. It is better to get people back to work by giving them a job and welfare payments than state aid alone.

Jorge Dajani-González. A new multilateral bank to boost investment in infrastructure in Asia. 22.10.2015. The establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) faces major challenges in coming months. It also offers new opportunities to re-launch economic and trade relations for Europe and Asia and for international infrastructure companies.

Miguel-Otero Iglesias. The rise of `Chermany´: Germany and China, the bid winners in economic globalization. 22.10.2015. This ARI compares the evolution of the global economic presence of the Big Five European economies with the emerging economies of the BRICS and the N11.

María Solanas. Women, peace and security: a long way from fulfilling the aspirations of Resolution 1325. 27.10.2015. The reality facing women and girls in conflict scenarios and their role in peace-building will not improve unless firmer and more decisive action as well as a clear political impetus and funding for the goals agreed in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) are forthcoming.

Alicia García-Herrero. Brazil: playing with fire. 30.10.2015. Rattled by political turmoil and in the midst of severe stagflation, Brazil is really ‘playing with fire’. Urgent measures are needed to reduce the fiscal deficit along with key structural reforms to reduce the size of the government.

William Chislett. Erdogan´s snap Turkey election gamble pays off: ruling AK regains absolute majority. 2.11.2015. The ruling neo-Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recovered the absolute majority in Turkey’s snap parliamentary election that it lost in June, but with not enough seats to push through constitutional reforms to enable him to become an executive president.

Juan Díez-Nicolás. The preception of security in an international comparative perspective. 3.11.2015. Security has always been an important value in traditional societies, but it has become a key value in present-day societies, both developed and less developed. Since the end of the Cold War, the concept of security has been enlarged to encompass individual, societal, global and human security, and not only the national dimension.

Federico Steinberg. Weaknesses remain, but Spanish growth prospects aren´t bad. 4.11.2015. A balanced assessment has to conclude that Spain’s recent economic performance has as much light as shade.

Weifeng Zhou. China´s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. 5.11.2015. This paper examines China’s growing assertiveness and its strategic interests in the South China Sea and sheds some light on the changing strategic realities in East Asia and the nature of the South China Sea disputes.

Fernando Reinares. Recent evolution of terrorism in the Maghreb. 10.11.2015. While Libya has seen an extraordinary rise in terrorist violence, particularly since 2012, the frequency of attacks has been contained in Algeria since 2013, the year when terrorism started to grow considerably in Tunisia. Morocco has been notorious for an absence of attacks since 2011.

Sarah Owen-Vanderlsluis. Investing in China: still room for growth. 12.11.2015. Despite recent economic turbulence in China, the investment case for Spanish companies remains strong. It is still  not too late to enter the Chinese market but investors need to be clear on  their value proposition and realistic about how they will execute their plans.

William Chislett. Spain 40 years after General Franco: change of a nation. 16.11.2015. Spain has changed beyond recognition since General Franco died 40 years ago. The country telescoped its political, economic and social modernisation into a much shorter period than any other European country.

Jose Pérez Martín and Juan Antonio Sánchez Giménez. An analysis of Spain´s presence in the world´s media. 24.11.2015 One of the main factors weighing upon the image a country enjoys abroad is the way it is perceived by the international news media and the reaction that this image generates in international public opinion. This study looks at the overall presence of Spain in the written news media and the most important news stories about Spain in the world’s most influential media outlets.!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3jjEBf3QG93QwMDyyBnA0d3C-8QS1NDgzAPE30_j_zcVP2CbEdFADBWiP4!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfM1RER1FLRzEwMEhRNTBBRzVTTDlBRTJHQzY!/


Andrés Ortega, The world trembled with China. Elcano blog, 1.09.2015

Pablo Balsinde, Elephants with longer trunks, donkeys with longer manes. Elcano blog, 4.09.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Savage continent: the longer term will not resolve the shorter. Elcano blog, 8.09.2015

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia, Global development leads to countries´ global presence. Elcano blog, 14.09.2015

Andrés Ortega, Impossible Syria, in less than 600 words. Elcano blog, 15.09.2015

Andrés Ortega, The disgrace of trading refugee quotas. Elcano blog, 22.09.2015

Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Few lights in the darkness: The future of the Euro by Matthijs and Blyth. Elcano blog, 24.09.2015

Andrés Ortega, In 2016 Latinos will decide who gets to the White House. Elcano blog, 29.09.2015

Manuel Gracia, A Chinese dragon flew over Washington. Elcano blog, 5.10.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Syria: Tell me what your legal basis is and I´ll tell you who you are. Elcano Blog, 6.10.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Illiberal demagoguery splits Europe at the seams. Elcano blog, 13.10.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Unsafe Harbor: A rising tide of mistrust in the Atlantic. Elcano blog, 20.10.2015

Gonzalo Escribano, The EU and resource governance: rules and facts. Elcano blog, 22.10.2015

Andrés Ortega, Elections in Spain: Just part of a general European volatility. Elcano blog, 27.10.2015

Andrés Ortega, The New Silk Road: grand geopolitical engineering. Elcano blog, 3.11.2015

Andrés Ortega, Syria: Thank you, Putin. Elcano blog, 10.11.2015.

Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Draghi´s morphine has stalled the Eurozone´s reform efforts. Elcano blog, 13.11.2015.

Iliana Olivié, On power, presence, heavy and lightweights. Elcano blog, 16.11.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Paris: a war over an essential, not an existential threat. Elcano blog, 17.11.2015

Andrés Ortega, The Paris attacks: another lost opportunity for European defence. Elcano blog, 24.11.2015.

Miguel Otero-Iglesias, EU-India relations:let´s focus on getting to know each other better. Elcano blog, 27.11.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Cameron and Europe: much ado about a few things. Elcano blog, 1.12.2015.

William Chislett, Europe in marriage of convenience with Turkey over migrants. Elcano blog, 3.12.2015.

Andrés Ortega, Quebec´s paradox: feeling less pro-independent but also less Canadian. Elcano blog, 8.12.2015