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Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Writing for PS since 2004
148 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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell

    Exactly one year ago, it was still unclear whether Europeans would be able to come together to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. But, following the latest announcements of stepped-up military aid, there can no longer be any doubt about Europe's willingness to furnish what Ukraine needs to win.

    explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.

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