Congratulations on your appointment to the job of running Europe’s foreign and security policy. Congratulations, too, on your performance as secretary-general of Nato. Of course, having a predecessor who left under a cloud, after an undistinguished tenure, helped. But getting three new members into the alliance without undue diplomatic fracas, negotiating a cooperative relationship with the old adversary, Russia (looking a bit frayed just now, but still a crucial building-block for a more secure Europe), and handling successfully a conflict as complex as Kosovo is not bad going.
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