Publications from the Real Instituto ELCANO

ElcanoHaizam Amirah-Fernández, The futures of Egypt: the good, the bad and the ugly, ARI 5/2014 – 4/2/2014. Egypt has undergone a frantic succession of political and social changes since January 2011. Today it is possible to envisage three different ‘futures’ for Egypt, described here as the good, the bad and the ugly.

Carmen González Enríquez, The price of Spanish and European citizenship, ARI 4/2014 – 3/2/2014. The rules on accessing nationality are very different from one EU member state to another. Spain offers the fastest route for most of its immigrants from non-EU countries.

Fernando Reinares and Carola García-Calvo, The Spanish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria, 31/1/2014. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, foreign fighters from various European countries have joined the war against the Bashar al-Assad regime. Spain has not been immune to this mobilization.

Haizam Amirah-Fernández, Egypt: three years of mirages, Expert Comment 6/2014 – 28/1/2014. The upheavals in Egypt have not come to an end and neither have the foundations been laid for settling a convulsive and erratic transition. Three years have passed since the events that Egyptians still refer to as the ‘25th of January revolution ’ toppled Hosni Mubarak and aroused enormous interest worldwide. During that time, the country has been subject to constant disturbances that have fuelled uncertainty and social polarisation, while the serious social and economic problems that caused the riots have become even more entrenched.

Félix Arteaga (coord.) Elcano Royal Institute, The coming Defence: criteria for the restructuring of Defence in Spain, Elcano Policy Paper 3/2013 (Translated from Spanish) – 14/1/2014. Spain’s Defence cannot avoid the structural trends and changes in the geopolitical context. The Elcano Royal Institute believes that Spain should reconsider the structural elements of its current defence model and proposes the following criteria for defence restructuring in Spain.

William Chislett, Turkey’s corruption probe crisis: a blow to the rule of law, Expert Comment 1/2014 – 13/1/2014. Just as it seemed that Turkey was finally back on its long and winding road to full EU membership, the Islamist-rooted government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become engulfed in a corruption scandal whose probing he is doing his best to undermine by enforcing a massive purge of hundreds of police officers investigating it and reassigning prosecutors.

Carlos Macías, Are the new rules of play between States and Multinationals in Latin America beneficial? An analysis of the impact of extractive multinationals in Bolivia, WP 18/2013 – 27/12/2013. This paper provides a step forward in the ongoing analytical assessment of the presence of foreign investment companies and investment projects in Bolivia, and toward that purpose it applies the Elcano Royal Institute’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI-D) analytical framework.

Aitor Pérez, Foreign investment, but with local content: development strategies in Brazil, WP 17/2013 – 23/12/2013. This Working Paper is the result of a case study conducted in Brazil which analysed the impact on development of certain foreign investments in the oil, electricity distribution, automotive, and tourism sectors. The study uses the Elcano Royal Institute’s Foreign Direct Investment’s (FDI-D) analytical framework to explain the rationale underlying the Brazilian government’s local-content policy.

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Elcano Royal Institute, NATO-EU: Approaches to Mediterranean Security, Elcano blog, 7 January 2014.

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia, #IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (12): Canada, Elcano blog, 31 December 2013.

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia, #IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (11): Italy, Elcano blog, 28 December 2013.

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia, #IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (10): European Union, Elcano blog, 20 December 2013.