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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.
By Javier Solana - Oct 20,2018
MADRID — The annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly is one of the most notable events on the international diplomatic calendar.
By Javier Solana - Jul 22,2018
MADRID — The annual NATO summit this month was the latest instalment in a long series of disagreements between US President Donald Trump and America’s European allies.
By Javier Solana - Jun 24,2018
MADRID — After the recent G-7 summit in Quebec, therte can no longer be any doubt that the West is in crisis. Yes, “Western” countries have often pursued divergent foreign policies, as illustrated by the Iraq War, and “the West” is itself a vague concept.
By Javier Solana - May 12,2018
AACHEN — With the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US President Donald Trump’s administration has demonstrated, yet again, that it is determined to destroy major global structures and agreement
By Javier Solana - Apr 22,2018
MADRID — The opening line of Charles Dickens’s “A Tale of Two Cities” retains its universality to this day.
By Javier Solana - Oct 03,2017
Few world regions are more culturally and politically complex than the Balkans.
By Javier Solana - Sep 21,2017
Germany and China are chief among the countries whose economic policies have drawn US President Donald Trump’s ire.