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POLAND'S EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
Hanna Suchocka, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

Konrad Adenauer once said: "Only the awareness that the freedom of Europe cannot be divided will give the vision of Europe the necessary impetus." Many years have passed since these words were uttered and it appears that we are now close to realising the vision of Europe that is free and undivided. But at present, Europe needs new impetus, strength and drive to enable it to make the most of the opportunities which opened up following the fall of Communism. The conviction that a strong, stable and prosperous Europe is impossible without the genuine unification of our continent can provide us with that necessary drive.


 

No 3

1993



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RUSSIA AFTER THE REFERENDUM
Douglas Hurd, UK Secretary of State for
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

On 25 April the Russian people showed their clear commitment to economic and democratic reform. Despite the inevitable difficulties, there can now be no going back, and we continue to give President Yeltsin and the Russian people our full support as they press ahead with reform.


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EUROPE AND THE ALLIANCE:
KEY FACTORS FOR PEACE AND STABILITY

Volker Rühe, Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany

The dramatic politico-strategic changes since 1989 have altered the security situation of all states in Europe and especially of Germany. We are facing great opportunities for a peaceful and just European order, but, at the same time, new risks have arisen.


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NATO'S CHANGING ROLE
OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS FOR PEACEKEEPING

John Kriendler, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs
& Director, Political Directorate

On Friday, 2 April 1993, the North Atlantic Council agreed, by the consensus procedures required for all of its decisions, that NATO Secretary General Manfred Worner should urgently convey to UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali, the Alliance's readiness to support the implementation of Security Council Resolution 816 to enforce the previously instituted no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina.


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THE CSCE FORUM FOR SECURITY COOPERATION: THE OPENING GAMBITS
Victor-Yves Ghebali, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

Among the many decisions adopted at the end of the fourth Helsinki Review Conference in July 1992, the one calling for the establishment of a Forum for Security Cooperation is especially noteworthy.


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ARGENTINA'S BUDDING RELATIONS WITH NATO
Alberto Miguez,diplomatic correspondent for "La Vanguardia" of Barcelona

Argentina is one of the few countries in Latin America which, over the past few years, has radically revised its foreign policy and reassessed its geostrategic interests.

The succession to the presidency of Carlos Saul Menem in August 1989, marked a major shift in Argentina's foreign policy. The shift was all the more surprising in view of the fact that Menem came to power under the banner of Peronism, the political doctrine of General Juan Domingo Peron, which in the 1940s and 1950s expressed itself by a certain diplomatic isolation both within Latin America and beyond.


   

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