Friday, August 1, 2014

Javier Solana

Javier Solana was EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary-General of NATO, and Foreign Minister of Spain. He is currently President of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Eiffel Tower Bastille Day
World Affairs 3

The Gallic Heart of Europe

Perhaps because of its very relevance to the making of Europe, France mistrusts the changes taking place around it – as though the weight of its nationhood were narrowing its horizons. But no country … read more

Iraqi boys on street corner in Baghdad
World Affairs 3

The Middle East Balancing Act

The recent gains made by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria confirms that, more than a decade after the war in Iraq began, stability in the Middle East remains on a knife’s edge. Only with a… read more

Newsart for Re-Winning Europe
Economics 5

Re-Winning Europe

Last weekend’s European Parliament election revealed the full extent of voters’ frustrations, discontent, and lack of confidence in both the EU and their national governments. If the EU is to retain… read more

Newsart for Re-Electing Europe
World Affairs 2

Re-Electing Europe

European Parliament elections are almost always marked by tension between pro- and anti-Europeans. But what really is at stake – and thus should be the focus of electoral debate – is how Europe can… read more

Newsart for Stabilizing Ukraine
World Affairs 5

Stabilizing Ukraine

Russia’s annexation of Crimea will likely damage its core interest: its political relationship with Ukraine, which it wants to keep far from Europe. So, for Europe, the most important priority now is … read more

Newsart for Revolutionary Patience
World Affairs 3

Revolutionary Patience

As in other parts of the world, Arab countries need time to attain the democracy and pluralism their peoples seek. They will achieve it, but no one should be surprised that, with the possible… read more

Newsart for The Enemy in Syria
World Affairs 3

The Enemy in Syria

Syria’s civil war has been a singularly brutal affair, with 130,000 dead, 2.3 million refugees in neighboring countries, and four million internally displaced people since the fighting began. As the… read more

Newsart for Globalizing European Security
World Affairs 3

Globalizing European Security

Global security – a safe and peaceful environment free of conflict – is a public good: all of the world’s citizens and countries benefit from it, regardless of whether they contribute to supplying… read more

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