Elcano Royal Institute among the world’s 50 best think tanks

Written on January 20, 2012 by Ángeles Figueroa-Alcorta in Culture & Society, Europe, Foreign Policy


The Elcano Royal Institute is one of the world’s  50 best security and international relations think-tanks, including those of the US, and is the only Spanish institution in the category. The Institute shares the list with such world-renowned study centres as, among others, CSIS, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment and the RAND Corporation in the US and Chatham House, IISS, IFRI, SWP, Clingendael, Transparency International, Egmont, SIPRI and RUSI in Europe.

The 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings is the 5th edition of this annual report and was released yesterday at two separate presentations in Washington DC and New York.  Produced by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies programme, the ranking is the only index of international repute to measure the performance of think-tanks worldwide.

Furthermore, according to the same ranking, the Elcano Royal Institute is included, along  with other Spanish institutions, in the list of the 50 best Western European think tanks.

On occasion of the Elcano Royal Institute’s 10th anniversary, it is a great satisfaction to see it consolidate its global position as a reference point in Spain in the field of international relations and security. The Institute has additionally fulfilled one of its prime objectives: to foster debate in the national scenario and contribute to a firmly-structured civil society.

Download the 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Index Rankings Report here.

For more information about the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, click here.

As published by Real Instituto Elcano on January 19, 2012.


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