Seminar: 'A rules-based international liberal order: cooperation between Europe, Japan and likeminded countries'

This seminar, jointly organised by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Japanese Embassy in Madrid, analysed the relationship between Spain, Europe and Japan and explored ways in which they might contribute to the establishment of a fairer and more inclusive liberal international order.

Raisina Dialogue 2018

Charles Powell took part in a panel on the future of the European Union organised in the context of the third edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2018, which was held in New Delhi (India) from 16 to 18 January. The theme of this year’s edition was ‘Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms’.  

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, […]

Spanish State Visit

La Revista, The British Spanish Magazine, December 2017, nº 245

'Will the Catalan elections settle the independence issue?'

‘I think Catalan society is more or less evenly split into two blocs, and whoever wins will win by a very small margin. In fact, the outcome I am predicting right now is almost a repeat of the 2015 election results. In other words, a situation in which the pro-independence parties would have more seats, […]

Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George

Charles Powell was invested a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George for services to British-Spanish relations by HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace  

Judy Asks: Can Spain Keep Together?

Elcano Royal Institute delegation visits Taiwan

On 4-8 September 2017, a delegation from the Elcano Royal Institute visited Taiwan at the invitation of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Madrid. . The delegation included Charles Powell (Director), and Mario Esteban (Asia-Pacific).

'The international dimension of Spain’s democratic transition'

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the imposition of the Greek dictatorship, the Institute of International Relations of Panteion University organized the international conference ‘The Colonels’ dictatorship, 1967-1974: internal and international dimensions’, which was held in Athens on 16-18 June, 2017. Charles Powell’s contribution to the conference was a paper on the international […]

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