Charles Powell has been appointed a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in recognition of his services to British – Spanish relations in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Con motivo de la publicación del libro Historia de los estados bálticos, de Andres Kasekamp, se analizó la actual situación en el área así como su futuro. Contó con la participaron Rasmus Lumi, embajador de Estonia en España; Argita Daudze, embajadora de Letonia en España; Mindaugas Jurkynas, Universidad Vytautas Magnus de Lituania; Andres Kasekamp, autor del libro. El acto fue moderado por Charles Powell, director del Instituto.
On 1 March, the Elcano Royal Institute hosted a seminar in which experts from the US, Britain, Russia and Spain discussed the future of the EU-Russia relationship. In this panel, Charles Powell is joined by Jeffrey Mankoff (CSIS) and John Lough (Chatham House).
On 10-11 January 2017, a delegation from the Elcano Royal Institute visited Tehran at the invitation of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS). The delegation included Charles Powell (Director), Haizam Amirah-Fernández (MENA region), Gonzalo Escribano (Energy), and Félix Arteaga (Defence and Security).
Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, addressed the 9th edition of the Bali Democracy Forum, which was held in Nusa Dua (Bali, Indonesia) on 8-9 December 2016. The theme of this year’s Forum was ‘Religion, Democracy and Pluralism’.
In the midst of an intense debate on the future of European defence, this high level conference featured Nicolás Pascual de la Parte, Permanent Representative of Spain to the PSC, Pierre Sellal, Permanent Representative of France to the EU, Thomas Gomart (director of Ifri) and Charles Powell, who discussed the defence, security and foreign policy challenges facing Europe after Brexit.
“Most independent observers feel Spain has been punching below its weight in Europe and beyond in recent years. For some, this is the inevitable consequence of the Great Recession, which has had dire economic, political, and social ramifications. Others would argue that this deficit has deeper roots, such as the successive enlargements of the EU, […]