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Javier Solana is president of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona-Madrid). As part of the Future of Diplomacy Project's second annual "Europe Week," he will offer his reflections on the European Union's strategic foreign policy choices with respect to Syria, Mali and Iran. Previously, Solana served as the European Union’s High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union. Before serving the Council, Dr. Solana was Secretary General of NATO where he negotiated the NATO-Russia Founding Act and presided over the establishment of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. Prior to that, he held different ministerial portfolios in the Spanish government, including Foreign Affairs. He is also distinguished senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, and chairman of the Aspen Institute España.