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By Javier Solana - Jun 26,2021
MADRID — US President Joe Biden’s first international tour felt like a breath of fresh air.
By Javier Solana - May 19,2021
MADRID — In early 1981, a few days before Jimmy Carter handed over the US presidency to Ronald Reagan, a short story on page 13 of The New YorkTimes mentioned a report from the Council on Environmental Quality.
By Javier Solana - Apr 19,2021
MADRID — Diplomacy has always been the only sensible way to address US-Iranian tensions.
By Javier Solana - Mar 23,2021
MADRID — The word “resilience” has been used a dizzying number of times since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a year ago. Most interpret resilience to mean the opposite of fragility — the most that many families and businesses can hope for in these unfortunate times.
By Javier Solana - Mar 01,2021
MADRID  —  All over the world, democracy is in retreat. In 2020, the Democracy Index, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) since 2006, fell to its lowest-ever global level.
By Javier Solana - Dec 23,2020
MADRID — Most readers will remember the widespread enthusiasm with which we met the arrival of the twenty-first century. It was a time of high hopes, grandiloquent editorials, and unfeigned daring on the part of the West.
By Javier Solana - Nov 22,2020
MADRID — There is an eternal debate about how much leadership and personality matter in international relations. But after the turbulence of the last four years, there can no longer be any doubt that a lot depends on who is at the helm, particularly in the United States.
By Javier Solana - Oct 24,2020
MADRID — When Donald Trump became the US Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2016, many predicted that he would tone down his inflammatory rhetoric during the election campaign against Hillary Clinton in order to attract moderate voters.
By Javier Solana - Sep 21,2020
MADRID — The Sperry Corporation was an American manufacturer of electronic components, information-technology equipment, and defense systems that obtained lucrative government armaments contracts after the United States entered World War II.
By Javier Solana - Aug 22,2020
MADRID — “The intellectual capital of the Arab East” and “the ideal place for maximum flowering and pluralism” is how the writer Amin Maalouf, one of Beirut’s most celebrated sons, has described the city as it was in the 1960s.

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