Spain and the United States: So Close, Yet So FarAuthor(s): William Chislett
Publisher(s): Elcano Royal Institute Publications
Date of publication: 25 Sep 2006
Volume number: 2006
Issue number: 23
Series: Elcano Royal Institute Working Papers
Description: This author of this paper argues that Spain and the US have several points of mutual interest and concern, particularly the US bases in Spain, the large Spanish investments in Latin America - America's backyard- and the growing importance of the Hispanic community in the US. He states that none of these factors on their own make Spain a particularly important country for the US, but that together they do give Spain an added significance. In regard to direct investment in Spain, the US is still a significant investor, while in terms of Spanish exports and direct investment in the US, levels remain comparatively low. Further, the author sees considerable scope for closer cooperation in the scientific and technological fields as well as in cultural relations.General note: © 2006 Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
Bibliographic note: This Paper updates the author's book Spain and United States: The Quest for Mutual Rediscovery (www.realinstitutoelcano.org/publicaciones/libros/ChislettEsp-EEUU-ingles.pdf), published by Elcano in November 2005, in a much abbreviated form. It incorporates the latest figures and material regarding trade, investment, political and cultural relations and other areas.