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Outgoing Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero with Israel's President Shimon Peres in 2009. Photo: IsraelMFA

Following his landslide victory in the Spanish general election last week, the world is looking to Mariano Rajoy to stabilize his country’s teetering economy. But while he has promised “no miracles” on the economic front, we can expect Rajoy, a keen Atlanticist, to make bold changes in Spanish foreign policy. Under José Luís Zapatero, the departing socialist president, Spain underwent a diplomatic realignment, beginning with the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq…

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