Elcano Royal Institute

William Chislett, Country’s fall from grace is greatly exaggerated, Opinion – 12 June 2012

Federico Steinberg, A bail-out that leaves questions unanswered, Opinion – 11 June 2012
Good strategists know that it is risky to have to fronts open at the same time while in a state of internal weakness. That is why the Euro Zone, which is at its darkest hour, has decided to close the Spanish front in order to focus on the Greek one, which could open up again after the elections on 17 June.

Federico Steinberg,Saving the Euro requires a great leap forward in political integration, Opinion – 11 June 2012
Ever since the Greek crisis broke out, Germany has been mulling over a plan for the Euro Zone. It saw the chance to build the strong and federal Europe it had always yearned for by making use of its economic power and influence over the ECB to ensure that aid for hard-pressed countries would only be made available in exchange for greater transfers of sovereignty.

Federico Steinberg and Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Reframing the euro vs. dollar debate through the perceptions of financial elites in key dollar-holding countries (*), 7 June 2012
This paper proposes a theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded cognitive approach to analyse how financial elites from China, the Gulf Cooperation Council states and Brazil interpret the euro vs. dollar debate.

William Chislett, The Rise of Spain’s International Presence, por/by William Chislett, 21 May 2012
Written by William Chislett, this document forms part of “Spain’s Global Presence and Company Brands Atlas” which will be published by the Leading Brands of Spain Forum in the autumn.

Jorge Blázquez and José María Martín-Moreno, Emerging Economies and the New Energy Security Agenda (ARI), ARI 33/2012 – 27 April 2012
The influence of the emerging economies on the energy markets is becoming as important as that of the developed economies. The new energy security agenda to be implemented in the coming years will have to deal with this scenario.

Gonzalo Escribano, Ecuador’s Energy Policy Mix: Development, Conservation and Nationalism with Chinese Loans (ARI), ARI 26/2012 – 17 April 2012
Ecuador’s energy policy faces a complex variety of political and economic objectives that are difficult to reconcile in a consistent manner.

Mario Kölling and Cristina Serrano Leal, Austerity vs Stimulus: The MFF 2014-20’s Role in Stimulating Economic Growth and Job Creation (ARI), ARI 24/2012 – 12 April 2012
The negotiation of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-20 is a crucial feature on the EU agenda for the next few months.