Publications.
  • Opinion article - Javier Solana / Project Syndicate - September 2018
    Fresh Momentum for the Balkans
    There can be little doubt that the last few decades have brought more frustration than progress to the Balkans. It would be ironic and deeply gratifying to see a region wracked by ethnic nationalism build bridges when so many others are building walls. [read more]
  • Opinion article - Javier Solana / Project Syndicate - September 2018
    A New Model of Human Security
    Between interventionist excesses and tragic cases of inaction, it is clear that the international community still lacks a reliable doctrine of humanitarian intervention. The problem is that current security models are still based on the traditional concept of state sovereignty, rather than focusing on individual dignity. [read more]
  • Opinion article - Javier Solana / El País - September 2018
    Hacia un nuevo paradigma de seguridad humana
    En los últimos tiempos, se está demostrando que la globalización dista mucho de ser un proceso constante y sin altibajos. Ciertos líderes políticos la han etiquetado irresponsablemente como el origen de todos los males, lastrando con ello el desarrollo de instrumentos de gobernanza multinivel. Y es que las voces de la nostalgia son cada vez más numerosas, y defienden cada vez con más ahínco la necesidad de reforzar los muros y rescatar los vínculos tradicionales entre los conceptos de "Estado", "soberanía" y "seguridad". [read more]
  • Opinion article - Javier Solana / Project Syndicate - July 2018
    What Trump Gets Wrong About EU Defense
    Donald Trump is not the first US president to demand that European countries spend more on their own defense, but he is the first to ignore the value of America's alliances. In fact, with NATO’s European pillar recently strengthened, the US will have an even more reliable defense partner. MADRID – The annual NATO summit this month was the latest installment in a long series of disagreements between US President Donald Trump and America’s European allies. At last year’s summit, Trump refused to affirm the principle of collective defense under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty – the keystone of the transatlantic alliance. And, after derailing a G7 summit last month, Trump added further tensions this week by refusing to utter even the mildest criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin at their Helsinki meeting. [read more]
  • Opinion article - EuropaSur - July 2018
    Javier Solana abre el Curso de Verano de San Roque
    Claves geopolíticas del mundo actual, impartida por Javier Solana, es el título de la conferencia inaugural de la trigésima octava edición del Curso de Verano de la UCA en San Roque, que se ha celebrado desde el 17 hasta el 28 de julio de 2018. La conferencia tuvo lugar el 17 de julio, a partir de las 20:30, en el teatro Juan Luis Galiardo. El alcalde de San Roque, Juan Carlos, Ruiz Boix invitó a todos los campogibraltareños interesados a que acudieran a conocer la opinión sobre temas de la actualidad internacional de la mano del ponente. "La presencia de Solana viene a enriquecer aún más al Curso de Verano, que se ha visto potenciado, en los últimos años, con la presencia de personalidades del mundo de la política, de la cultura y académico. Han pasado por nuestra ciudad políticos como Felipe González, Alfonso Guerra, también el ex juez Baltasar Garzón y, como colofón, la presencia de Javier Solana en esta edición", dijo el regidor. La teniente alcalde-delegada de Cultura, Dolores Marchena, destaca la trayectoria profesional de Solana como político, físico, embajador y profesor español, ministro de Cultura, portavoz del Gobierno, de Educación y Ciencia, de Exteriores, secretario general de la OTAN, alto representante del Consejo para la Política Exterior y de Seguridad Común de la UE y comandante en Jefe de la EUFOR. [read more]
  • Opinion article - Javier Solana - July 2018
    Commissioner Solana: All drug policy roads lead to Vienna in 2019
    Austria has always had a unique role in international drug policy, being the host and the defender of the multilateral organizations that define drug control measures. This role is further enhanced as the country assumes the EU Council Presidency for the next six months, and thus bears the responsibility for coordinating and strengthening a single EU voice on this issue. This is particularly important in light of the United Nations’ high-level meeting in March 2019 on drug policy, when the international community will convene in Vienna to review how every country has fought drugs in the past ten years, to examine what has worked and what has been a failure. With the steadily increasing prevalence of drug use, production and trafficking, we know that the international drug control system has failed to achieve any of its objectives. Many governments around the world know it as well, and are starting to introduce different drug policies, including the decriminalization of drug consumption, the provision of maintenance therapies to those heavily dependent on drugs, and as far as legally regulating some substances such as in Uruguay and Canada. [read more]

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