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Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Writing for PS since 2004
124 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. acemoglu28_BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIAFP via Getty Images_trump Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

    US Institutions After Trump

    Daron Acemoglu

    It would be a mistake for Americans to take comfort in the fact that their democratic institutions survived four years of attacks by Donald Trump, culminating in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. In fact, most of these institutions have been failing and are in desperate need of repair and reform. 

    refutes the view that America's political system has demonstrated its resilience over the past four years.
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  2. singer190_Boris Roessler - Pool Getty Images_covid vaccine Boris Roessler/Pool/Getty Images

    The Ethics of Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccination

    Peter Singer

    In the United States and some other countries, members of disadvantaged racial and ethnic minorities have a lower-than-average life expectancy, and therefore are under-represented among those most likely to die from COVID-19. How should policymakers weigh this and other factors specific to population sub-groups? 

    argues that the overriding principle guiding who gets inoculated first must be to save the most lives.
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