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By Javier Solana - Sep 29,2022
MADRID  —  In his prophetic 1838 Lyceum Address, a generation before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln predicted that the fall of the United States, if it were ever to occur, would not come from an outside threat, but rather as a result of internal division.
By Javier Solana - Sep 03,2022
MADRID  —  Global stability is a fragile asset, as the war in Ukraine and heightened tensions over Taiwan have recently shown. In a world that is tearing itself apart, the European Union should make trust in the European project a top strategic priority.
By Javier Solana - Jul 24,2022
MADRID  —  Last month’s NATO summit in Madrid was a resounding success, demonstrating the West’s enduring resolve to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin over his war on Ukraine.
By Javier Solana - Jun 26,2022
MADRID — At the end of June, 25 years after Madrid last hosted a NATO summit, the Spanish capital will again be the scene of a new chapter in European security. And Europe, for the most part, will have to be the protagonist.
By Javier Solana - Apr 28,2022
MADRID — Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to change the course of history. But his plan, a war against Ukraine aimed at partly redressing the Soviet Union’s dissolution, which he called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century”, is doomed to fail.
By Javier Solana - Dec 21,2021
 MADRID — Liberal democracy is still alive, but showing clear signs of weakness.
By Javier Solana - Nov 24,2021
MADRID — Ever since then-US national security adviser Henry Kissinger visited China in 1971, engagement with the People’s Republic has been a fundamental feature of US diplomacy.
By Javier Solana - Oct 09,2021
MADRID — “We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetimes”, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres declared in his speech at the opening of the UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting for leaders of its 193 member countries.
By Javier Solana - Sep 11,2021
MADRID — Twenty years ago, the September 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. “We are all American” became a global slogan of solidarity. Suddenly, the West’s post-Cold War invulnerability had been exposed as an illusion.
By Javier Solana - Aug 31,2021
MADRID — The narrative is becoming a trope: The United States and China are locked in a battle for global supremacy in myriad fields such as technology, commerce, defence, cyber space and even outer space.

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