International Conference '15 out of 100. The 15 Years of Latvia's Membership in the European Union'

Charles Powell took part in the International Conference ’15 out of 100. The 15 Years of Latvia’s Membership in the European Union’ which was held in Riga. The aim of the conference is to discuss how the membership in the EU has shaped the overall development of Latvia. The anniversary of Latvia’s membership in the […]

Mesa Redonda 'Argelia en transformación: Movilizaciones por el cambio e incertidumbre política'

Moderado por Charles Powell, el acto contó contó con las intervenciones de Amel Belaid, experta en economías del Magreb, energía y desarrollo social; Gonzalo Escribano, director del Programa de Energía y Cambio Climático del Real Instituto Elcano; Dalia Ghanem, investigadora del Carnegie Middle East Center de Beirut; Miguel Hernando de Larramendi, profesor y director del Grupo de Estudios sobre las Sociedades Árabes y Musulmanas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y Haizam Amirah-Fernández, investigador de Mediterráneo y Mundo Árabe del Real Instituto Elcano.

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.

Alexis de Tocqueville Annual Lecture 2019

Charles Powell delivered the 2019 Alexis de Tocqueville Lecture at the Instituto de Estudos Politicos of the Catholic Portuguese University in Lisbon, in which he attempted to answer the question: Does the liberal international order have a future?

Conversation with Charles Powell

Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, talks to journalist Matthew Bennett about globalization and its consequences, the causes of populism, the future of the liberal international order, the state of European intregration, Spain’s role in the EU, the need to reform the Spanish Constituion of 1978, and the Catalan conundrum.

'The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew'

The Atlantic Council, BBVA and the Elcano Royal Institute co-hosted the event «The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew,» an amazing debate about the topics of the latest OpenMind book.

Technological revolution and globalization have opened up the «Age of Perplexity.» This new age is defined by rapid and vast changes in the economy, politics, society, and daily life. Mass migration, climate concerns, populism and anti-establishment movements, authoritarianism, digital disruption, economic inequality, and demographic change all present serious challenges to the liberal world order.

Mesa redonda: '¿Hacia la reunificación o la confrontación? Evaluación de la situación actual en la península de Corea'

Moderada por Charles Powell, participaron Andrea Berger, Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Seukhoon Paul Choi, Strategist, Commander’s Strategic Initiatives Group, UN Command/ROK-US Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea; Mario Esteban, investigador principal, Real Instituto Elcano, y Ramón Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Directors’ Debate: 'What does the future hold for the European Union?'

On 12 June 2018 at the headquarters of the Polish Institute of International Affairs there was held the public Directors’ Debate entitled “What does the Future Hold for the European Union?”. There were sitting on the panel Mr. Charles Powell CMG, director of the Elcano Royal Institute and Mr. Sławomir Dębski, director of the PISM, and their exchanges were moderated by Mrs. Magdalena Skajewska from the International Section of the Polish Radio. The aim of the debate was to summarise the two-day expert seminar entitled «The Future of the European Union: Ideas from Poland and Spain».

Judy Asks: Is Europe Behind Macron?

«Though widely admired for his energy and charisma, there is little appetite in Europe for Macron’s reform proposals, particularly amongst the eight northern EU member states that oppose deeper economic integration and the increasingly disenchanted Visegrad Four. Of the larger states, Spain is probably alone in endorsing innovations such as the European Monetary Fund, a […]

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