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A new security architecture for Europe? Russian proposals and western reactions part II

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Part II of the Security Brief on the Russian proposals for a New Security Architecture for Europe focuses on the Russian drafts for a “European Security Treaty” and for an “Agreement Governing Relations among NATO-Russia Council Member States in the Security Sphere.” It questions what added value, if any, these proposals have for enhancing security in the Euro-Atlantic region. It argues that the Corfu process seems a more realistic way forward. It should focus on pragmatic adaptations of existing institutions, procedures and instruments in order to overcome Cold War stereotypes that still survive two decades after the implosion of the Soviet Union.
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