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Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Writing for PS since 2004
146 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The World Order After the Ukraine War
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    The World Order After the Ukraine War

    Aug 3, 2022 Javier Solana interviewed by Nina L. Khrushcheva about the historic roots of Russia’s invasion and the future of global security and cooperation.

  4. In Defense of Global Public Goods
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    In Defense of Global Public Goods

    Jul 22, 2022 Javier Solana warns that the global split now underway will make adequate provision of global public goods impossible.

  5. Insider Interview Live: New Rules
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    Insider Interview Live: New Rules

    Jul 14, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva & Javier Solana engage in a wide-ranging conversation on the forces behind Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the war’s likely effects on European and global security, and the future of the international order.

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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.
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    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.
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    Pound Foolishness

    Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.
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    Bolsonarismo After Bolsonaro

    Andre Pagliarini suspects the Brazilian president knows he is heading for defeat in October’s election.
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    The Faith-Based Reaganomics of Liz Truss

    Chris Patten argues that the UK government's new fiscal plan is reckless and may lead to an economic crisis.
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    Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail

    Dina Khapaeva urges Western leaders not to give in to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats.

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