Iliana Olivie Aldasoro

Iliana Olivie Aldasoro

Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Associate Professor at the Department of Applied & Structural Economics & History, Complutense University of Madrid. Ph.D. in Economics in 2002, she coordinates the International Cooperation & Development research area and theElcano Global Presence Index Project. @iolivie

On power, presence, heavy and lightweights

Recently, Portland Communications has launched Soft Power 30, an index aiming at classifying countries according to their capacity to ‘softly’ influence others.  By means of “positive attraction and persuasion”, a country may exert soft power through a variety of channels such as engagement (diplomatic network, commitment to global development), [...]

Global development leads to countries’ global presence

In just a few days, a new global development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be approved at a UN Summit to be held in New York. These targets are meant to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that have shaped the international aid system for 15 years [...]

Back to growth in the EU. Will this have an impact on global presence?

A few days ago, the European Commission launched its GDP forecasts for next year. Good news are (hopefully) all 28 member states of the EU will record positive variations of their GDP in 2015 for the first time since the crisis erupted. What does this mean for EU’s global [...]

Our new Global Presence website is here!

Today at the Elcano Royal Institute we present our new Global Presence website, concluded very satisfactorily with Geographica. For 13 months Ivanosca and Ángel have focused on developing the website, Carola has fine-tuned the content (what is it, documents and publications, news and FAQs) and Manuel (our data cruncher) [...]

#IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (12): Canada

We say good bye to 2013 with the last post of our series on what’s new in the Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG) 2012 country ranking which started in July. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) celebrates its 20th anniversary of implementation on 1 January 2014 but this [...]

#IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (11): Italy

The penultimate post on what’s new on the Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG) 2012 ranking is dedicated to Italy (10th IEPG, 8th GDP and population of 59, 394,200 in 2012). This country remains within the IEPG’s top 10 although its position has steadily declined over the past decades, dropping [...]

Measuring the global presence of countries (10): European Union

On the ocassion of the last European Council of 2013, the EU Heads of State and Government discussed on a wide range of topics and also held a strategic debate on Common Security and Defence Policy. If we were to consider the European Union as a country, it would [...]

#IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (9): Spain

We continue our series of posts on what’s new on the Elcano Global Presence Index (IEPG) 2012 ranking and it’s about time to talk about our country. Spain is 11th on the IEPG ranking (13th GDP and population of 46,196,276 in 2012), a position it has retained over the [...]

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