Conversación con Josep Borrell

Charles Powell conversó con Josep Borrell sobre su libro ‘European foreign policy in times of COVID-19’, que narra los principales acontecimientos globales del año 2020 y la respuesta de la UE a los mismos. Analiza las principales etapas de la pandemia del COVID-19 y las acciones de la UE: desde la ‘batalla de narrativas’ y el trabajo de repatriación, hasta el desarrollo del ‘Equipo Europa’ y el acuerdo sobre el Plan de Recuperación Europeo.

'El Duque de Edimburgo, un hombre de su tiempo'

‘En la visita de julio de 2017 quiso trasladar a la Reina Letizia la experiencia que había acumulado a lo largo de su vida en el ejercicio de su papel de consorte, con sus luces y sombras’

Debates Elcano 'Descifrando la nueva Administración Biden desde la geoeconomía y la geopolítica'

La nueva Administración estadounidense se lanza al mundo con una nueva política exterior cimentada en valores y principios, internacionalista y multilateralista, diferente de la de Trump pero también de la de Obama, y muy ligada a la política doméstica. Una nueva geopolítica que deberá equilibrarse con los esfuerzos destinados a la recuperación económica, a la gestión de la pandemia y a la polarización social y política del país.

Dialogue with the President of Estonia: 'Looking beyond the pandemic: Europe and the wider world'

Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute, interviews Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia

Webinar 'Where is Belarus heading?'

The regime of Alexander Lukashenka in Belarus continues to repress peaceful protesters who persist in their struggle for a democratic future, and police violence has reached unprecedented levels. Given the scale of public support for the Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition to a sixth term for Lukashenka is unlikely to diminish. The EU has reacted with sanctions, but protesters and members of the opposition largely perceive its response to be lukewarm and insufficient.

Coloquio virtual: 'Los think tanks, la pandemia y la recuperación de Europa'

En su intervención, Powell afirmó que ‘juntos, los think tanks conformamos una comunidad de conocimiento práctico y útil. También una comunidad de valores. Nos enfrentamos a muchos retos que ya existían antes de la pandemia, pero se han intensificado’.

Diálogo: 'Presidencia de Portugal del Consejo de la UE. Tiempo de actuar: por una recuperación justa, verde y digital'

Coincidiendo con la presidencia semestral del Consejo de la UE por parte de Portugal, Charles Powell dialogó con Ana Paula Zacarias, secretaria de Estado de Asuntos Europeos de Portugal, que presentó sus tres prioridades: recuperación económica anclada en las transiciones verde y digital; fortalecimiento del Pilar Social Europeo para asegurar transiciones justas, y refuerzo de la autonomía estratégica de una Europa abierta al mundo.

The leader of the Belarusian opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, talks to Charles Powell

During a visit to Madrid, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, former presidential candidate and leader of the democratic movement in Belarus, talked to Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute, about the future of democracy in her country. Her husband, the businessman Siarhei Tsikhanouski, was thrown into jail by the Belarus authorities after using his popular YouTube channel to criticize Alexander Lukashenka and his dictatorial regime. It is generally agreed that Tsikhanouskaya won the presidential election held on 9 August 2020, a result Lukashenka ignored. Together with Veranika Tsapkala, in December 2020 she received the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize on behalf of the democratic opposition in Belarus, which honours individuals and groups who have dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom of thought.

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.

The New Strategy Center of Romania launches its book: 'Post-Pandemic World. Perspectives on Foreign and Security Policy'

The event was organized as a debate, and was moderated by Ambassador Sergiu Celac and Dr. Olivia Toderean, two of the editors of this volume. Several of the authors took part, including Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Director of the EU Satellite Center and Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center, Dr. Antonia Colibășanu, analyst at Geopolitical Futures, Dr. Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute (Spain), Dr. Adam Eberhardt, Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies – OSW (Poland), Dr. Harlan Ullman, Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council (US), and Dr. Karsten Friis, Head of Research Group on Security and Defense at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Norway).

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