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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.
By Javier Solana - Aug 01,2017
As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support.After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” — or, more accurately, “America Alone” — presidency, it seems that America’s traditional stabilising role can no longer be viewed as a
By Javier Solana - May 23,2017
Last week, the people of Iran decided to continue along the path toward openness.Sixty-two per cent of voters chose to elect the reformist President Hassan Rouhani to a second term.The rest of the world should welcome Rouhani’s victory as an opportunity further to improve relatio
By Javier Solana - Apr 22,2017
April 22, 2017 — International Earth Day — marked one year since the signing of the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last November, and now has 195 signatories.That landmark multilateral treaty still represents the most important step forward to date in the globa
By Javier Solana - Apr 06,2017
The world needs the European Union now more than ever.Despite recent crises and the hard blow dealt by the Brexit vote, the EU may well be the world’s best line of defence against today’s most serious threats: isolationism, protectionism, nationalism and extremism in all forms, a
By Javier Solana - Dec 24,2016
As 2016 comes to an end, the outlook for 2017 is shrouded in uncertainty.Tensions in the Middle East are rising, and populist movements have appeared in Europe and the United States.In the Middle East, the tragic conflict in Syria continues, despite several fruitless attempts at
By Javier Solana - Aug 20,2016
In many Western democracies, right-wing populists, energised by self-proclaimed victories over “establishment elites”, are doubling down on the claim that globalisation lies at the root of many citizens’ problems. For those whose living standards have stagnated or declined i
By Javier Solana - May 21,2016
Even amid the chaos and catastrophes caused by war, there are internationally recognised limits on combatants’ behaviour.

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