Estados Unidos y la guerra de Ucrania

Este artículo analiza el papel de Estados Unidos en el conflicto que dio lugar a la invasión de Ucrania por la fuerzas armadas de la Federación Rusa, y repasa brevemente las relaciones ente Washington y Moscú desde la implosión de la antigua Unión Soviética, y el papel cambiante que ha desempeñado en ellas Ucrania desde que alcanzara la independencia.

La monarquía en la acción exterior del Estado: el caso español

El Centro de Estudios de Políticas Públicas y Gobierno (CEPPYG) de la Universidad de Alcalá celebra su XV aniversario profundizando en la misión con la que nació: poner a disposición de nuestros dirigentes políticos en activo y altos cargos de las administraciones públicas, un conocimiento de excelencia y actualizado que les sirva para su desempeño público.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Liberal International Order: A view from Europe

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has largely served to accelerate global trends that were already in evidence before it broke out in early 2020, in a world that was increasingly dominated by the “return of history”, growing great power rivalry, and the erosion of the so-called liberal international order (LIO)’.

Autonomía estratégica europea e intereses de España

Este análisis pretende aportar ideas tanto para una mejor comprensión del concepto de autonomía estratégica europea como para encuadrarlo dentro de los intereses de España, interesada en preservar una economía abierta y la buena relación con EEUU.

'La Europa vivida, la España soñada'. Estudio introductorio

‘El libro que el lector tiene entre las manos recoge una antología, cuidadosamente seleccionada, de algunos de los escritos que Marcelino Oreja ha ido pergeñando a lo largo de su dilatada vida política sobre el asunto que, en buena medida, constituye el leitmotiv de toda su trayectoria, como es la idea de Europa y su evolución durante este último medio siglo.’

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the liberal international order and the future of Europe: a view from Madrid

The essays included in this volume highlight the new dilemmas arising from the tectonic shifts in world geopolitics that the Western community of values has to face now and in the years to come, considering the impact of accumulated security risks caused by growing uncertainties, imbalances, disruptive technologies, emergence of new forms of hybrid and information warfare short of outright armed confrontation, spill‑over of military competition in outer space and cyberspace, and instances of unlawful behaviour by some major international actors such as Russia and China. The accelerated pace of change emphasises the distinction between enablers and spoilers in international affairs, while the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has added a new layer of concern as a real and present security threat on a global scale.

International aspects of democratization: revisiting the Spanish case

What role did external actors play in Spain’s transition to democracy?

Article in Antonis Klapsis, Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Evanthis Hatzivassiliou and Effie G. H. Pedaliu (eds.), The Greek Junta and the international system. A case study of South European dictatorships, 1967-74 (Routledge, London, 2020)

The 1981 coup d’état and trial in Spain: possible lessons for Turkey

This paper briefly analyses the attempted coup d’état carried out in Spain in February 1981 and the trial that was held in its termath, with a view to extracting possible lessons that might prove useful to those currently engaged in post-coup justice in Turkey.

Polarised Catalonia and its political stalemate

Yesterday’s election in Catalonia has produced some striking results, but ultimately it has solved little, leaving the most pressing questions currently facing this highly polarised region largely unanswered. The anti-secessionist Ciudadanos (Citizens), a party which only obtained 3 seats in the 2006 elections, scored a remarkable victory, winning 25% of the vote and 36 seats, […]

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