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Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Writing for PS since 2004
144 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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Insider Interview Live: New Rules

    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.

  4. European Security After NATO’s Madrid Summit
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    European Security After NATO’s Madrid Summit

    Jun 24, 2022 Javier Solana argues that a strong Europe is indispensable for revitalizing the transatlantic alliance.

  5. Weapons Alone Will Not Resolve the Ukraine Conflict
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    Weapons Alone Will Not Resolve the Ukraine Conflict

    Apr 27, 2022 Javier Solana explains why the West will sooner or later have to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.
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    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Slavoj Žižek

    While Kremlin propagandists and the the West's pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

    shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.
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    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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    Sustaining Economic Growth in an Age of Deglobalization

    Keun Lee sees the experiences of Malaysia and Chile as useful case studies for escaping the middle-income trap.
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
  8. coyle26_Mario TamaGetty Images_foodbank Mario Tama/Getty Images

    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.
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    Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?

    Carl Bildt revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.

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