William Chislett

William Chislett

Associate Analyst of the Elcano Royal Institute, journalist and writer. Author of the Elcano's monthly news review Inside Spain and of four books on Spain published by the Institute. William Chislett website | @WilliamChislet3

Avergonzado de ser británico

“Esta estirpe afortunada, este mundo en pequeño… esta Inglaterra”, dice la famosa proclama de Juan de Gante en el drama de Shakespeare Ricardo II. Más de 400 años después, Reino Unido dista mucho de ser una “estirpe afortunada” gracias al fiasco del Brexit. En 1986 dejé Inglaterra y me [...]

No todo ha sido un fracaso

En tiempos de desasosiego nacional, como el provocado por la lucha por la independencia en Cataluña –la crisis más grave en España desde el fallido golpe de Estado de 1981–, es fácil perder de vista los logros y caer en el desánimo al ser presa de la falsa creencia, [...]

España global

Hasta ahora, España no había recuperado el nivel del PIB anterior a la crisis (2008). La Gran Recesión le ha pasado una importante factura, sobre todo por lo que toca al desempleo, pero hay un terreno –el de la internacionalización– que apenas ha sufrido sus efectos. El Informe Elcano [...]

Has Spain Turned the Corner?

After almost two years of doom and gloom, the Spanish government has been trumpeting, perhaps rather too loudly, some good news on the economic front: The economy shrank by ‘only’ 0.1% in the second quarter over the first quarter. Exports continue to boom. The number of tourists this year [...]

Spain’s Unemployment Conundrum

There is only a glimmer of light in Spain’s long unemployment tunnel after five years of recession. This is because a new economic model has yet to emerge to replace the one excessively based on the property sector, which collapsed with devastating consequences. The depth of Spain’s crisis is [...]

Parallels between Egypt’s and Turkey’s protests

The ousting by the military of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi must have been unsettling for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who recently faced similar but much less massive protests over his authoritarian style of government. The Egyptian press put the number of protesters around the country at 14 [...]

New President of Cyprus: An Opportunity to Reunify the Country after almost 40 years

Nicos Anastasiades, the new president of Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974 following a Greek-inspired coup, was the only prominent politician who voted in favour of Kofi Annan’s Plan in the 2004 referendum to reunify the country when he was head of the conservative [...]

Contacto | Aviso legal y política de privacidad

2012-2019, Real Instituto Elcano - Elcano Royal Institute | Príncipe de Vergara, 51. 28006 Madrid (España - Spain) | Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0