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Javier Solana



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Iraq crisis mandates need for creative diplomacy in Syria

America's unwillingness to use the “coercive” diplomacy that it did in the past makes such a framework all the more urgent not to mention difficult as it changes the way that regional actors view US...

We have to be patient to get the fruits of revolution

50 years ago, the simultaneous revolts in the Arab world were the result of neither political tendency, instead reflecting broad popular rejection of dysfunctional and corrupt authoritarian government...

The global footprint of the shale revolution in US

As negotiators work towards creating a blueprint for a comprehensive global agreement to be delivered by 2015, the world's energy landscape is in enormous flux. ...

You cannot wake up one pretending to be asleep

The Middle East is caught in a seemingly endless spiral of instability. The possibility of military intervention in Syria, together with the deteriorating situation in Egypt since the army's coup, has placed the region on a razor's edge....

Now is the best time for European politics to change

Europe's leaders should take advantage of the coming political cycle to correct Europe's institutional design and strengthen its democratic legitimacy, thereby enabling them to respond to Euro-scepticism...

The perilous pivot that challenges America

The Pacific or the Middle East? For the United States, that is now the primary strategic question. The violence in Gaza...

Will the US focus on Middle East or Pacific?

The Pacific or the Middle East? For the United States, that is now the primary strategic question. ...

An unwise anachronism and a dangerous gamble

Despite the huge sums expended to write down Greece’s foreign debt, there has been an outcry of censure against “interference” with the country’s national sovereignty. True, in exchange for considerable European aid, Greece’s ability to manoeuvre independently will be limited. But are comp...