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Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Writing for PS since 2004
149 commentaries

Javier Solana, a former EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, secretary-general of NATO, and foreign minister of Spain, is President of EsadeGeo – Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. Interdependence in the Twenty-First Century
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    Interdependence in the Twenty-First Century

    Feb 22, 2023 Javier Solana envisages an international order that accounts for the lessons of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  2. The US and China After Zero-COVID
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    The US and China After Zero-COVID

    Dec 27, 2022 Javier Solana & Eugenio Bregolat highlight the urgent need to prevent a confrontation between the world’s leading superpowers.

  3. China Takes Center Stage
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    China Takes Center Stage

    Oct 21, 2022 Javier Solana examines the implications of Xi Jinping’s ambition to reshape and lead a new international order.

  4. The Global Necessity of American Democracy
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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Sep 22, 2022 Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

  5. European Integration in a Fragmenting World
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    European Integration in a Fragmenting World

    Aug 23, 2022 Javier Solana calls on EU policymakers to foster a stronger feeling of belonging among accession candidates.

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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.

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