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EUROPE AND A SECURITY DIMENSION
Ambassador Giovanni Jannuzzi

Italy's Ambassador Giovanni Jannuzzi has, since 1 January 1987, been Head of the European Political Cooperation Secretariat. As such, he is directly involved in developing and conducting the European Community's foreign policy and in the work of the Intergovernmental Conference on Political Union. The views expressed in the present article reflect the author's personal views


 

No 2

1991



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THE CSCE IN THE POSTCOLD-WAR EUROPE
Victor-Yves Ghebali, Professor at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales, Geneva

Until 1989, the CSCE (Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe) had served as a means of communication between countries whose relationships had been characterized by alternating periods of extreme tension and ambiguous detente. Slowly and unobtrusively, yet effectively, it introduced a number of qualitative changes into international relations in Europe.


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THE DEMISE OF THE WARSAW PACT
Professor Otto Pick,
Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Surrey, UK and Visitng Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Center, Bologna, Italy

The Foreign and Defence Ministers of the Warsaw Treaty Organization met in Budapest on 25 February 1991 to close down the institutions set up as part of the architecture of the Cold War. The USSR had pre-empted the possibility of unilateral withdrawals from the Warsaw Pact by suggesting that its military activities should cease on 1 April 1991, and this was agreed without difficulty at the Budapest meeting.


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SOVIET DEFENCE SPENDING -
TRENDS, OUTLOOK AND IMPLICATION
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Christopher Wilkinson of NATO's Economics Directorate

An article published in the NATO Review last year provided an assessment of the new figure for the Soviet defence budget which had been released in May 1989, and considered the effects of defence expenditure cuts first announced in January 1989.


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THE NATO ECONOMICS COLLOQUIUM ON THE SOVIET ECONOMY - A GENERAL COMMENT
Professor Michael Ellman, Department of Microeconomics,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The picture which emerged from the colloquium on the Soviet economy held at NATO's Brussels headquarters last March can only be described as 'gloomy'.


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