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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.
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.

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