Mesa redonda sobre 'España, Países Bajos, y el futuro de Europa'

Este acto incluye una presentación por parte de los responsables gubernamentales encargados de la política de la UE en España y Países Bajos. En concreto, se abordó el objetivo de la autonomía estratégica y las prioridades de ambos países en la Conferencia sobre el Futuro de Europa. Fue seguido de un debate con un grupo de representantes de la academia y sociedad civil española y neerlandesa, así como preguntas y respuestas con el público.

Debate online sobre ‘Rupturas europeas. Dos ejemplos históricos contemporáneos’

El 28 de octubre de 2021, la Fundación Ramón Areces organizó una conversación online con el lema ‘Rupturas europeas. Dos ejemplos históricos contemporáneos’. Intervinieron Charles Powell, director del Real Instituto Elcano; Mercedes Cabrera, catedrática de Historia del Pensamiento y de los Movimientos Sociales y Políticos en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid; y Pablo Martín-Aceña, catedrático de Historia e Instituciones Económicas en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

Virtual Roundtable on 'The geostrategic implications of a Taliban government in Afghanistan'

The return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan has significant immediate and long-term geostrategic implications at the regional and international level, especially in terms of security and stability.

Charles Powell at the Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2021

Think Tank Talent for the Future Forum

Roundtable on ‘Scanning NATO’s future to 2030. Implications for the South’

The event included a short presentation of the report ‘NATO and the south: A Tale of Three Futures’ which is the culmination of a two-year long project sponsored by NATO’s Sciences for Peace and Security Programme, which was carried out by the Elcano Royal Institute together with a consortium of three research institutes from Jordan, Morocco and the United Kingdom.

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.

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.

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