This working paper aims to carry out an analysis of the impact of the People's Republic of China on the foreign and defense policy of the Kingdom of Spain in the Maghreb region. It must be considered that the Maghreb is a vital region for Spain, due to its proximity, and that China has the capacity of shaping it as it becomes a global power. For this, the potential areas of competence or collaboration of both states will be observed, based on the interests expressed in the Spanish National Security Strategy (ESN21) and in the Foreign Security Strategy 2021-2024. In this reward it can be found that China supposes a challenge for Spain's interest in the region, but at the same time there is opportunity for cooperation.
1. Spanish foreign affairs and security policy towards the Maghreb
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