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By Javier Solana - Jan 14,2020
MADRID — The new year began with yet another senseless foreign-policy decision by US President Donald Trump.
By Javier Solana - Dec 21,2019
MADRID — With popular discontent erupting in numerous countries around the world, the mass demonstrations in Iraq that have triggered the fall of the country’s government have gone relatively unnoticed in the West.
By Javier Solana - Nov 24,2019
MADRID — Tackling climate change is a monumental challenge, but the leader of the foremost global power continues to wash his hands of the matter.
By Javier Solana - Oct 23,2019
MADRID — November 9, 1989, is a date my generation will never forget, and one that will forever be inscribed in human history. On that day nearly 30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell.
By Javier Solana - Jun 20,2019
MADRID — On June 28-29, Japan will host its first G-20 summit. The initial gathering of G-20 leaders, back in November 2008, took place amid the turmoil that wracked global financial markets following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
By Javier Solana - Mar 27,2019
MADRID — Ten years ago, during his first trip to Europe as US president, Barack Obama delivered a historic speech in Prague. Much to the delight of the crowd, Obama described a world free of nuclear arms as being both desirable and within reach.
By Javier Solana - Mar 04,2019
MADRID — In 1971, world leaders as varied as Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, US vice president Spiro Agnew and Soviet statesman Nikolai Podgorny gathered in the Iranian city of Persepolis, the ancient capital of the First Persian E
By Javier Solana - Jan 28,2019
MADRID — In March 2018, Syrian President Bashar Assad had himself filmed as he drove his car through the rubble-filled streets of Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus.
By Javier Solana - Dec 24,2018
MADRID — Sadly, 2018 will not be remembered as a year of political and diplomatic success. Though the international order had already begun to erode in 2017, the global political environment became downright chaotic, combustible and hostile this year.
By Javier Solana - Nov 29,2018
MADRID — Upon Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, the New York Times published a letter to the editor with a marvelous anecdote.



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