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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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