A New Era in Global Economic Governance

1. Reshaping the Pillars of Global Economic Governance   The Bretton Woods institutions are the organizations set up as the result of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference held in July 1944. Representatives of forty-four Allied nations met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, which led to the signing of…

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The Balkans: Geopolitics on a Small Scale?

WRITTEN BY MR. ZORAN RISTIC The Balkans have always been the backyard of European political planning, the ‘periphery of Europe’ (Chebeleu, Trian: ‘Attitudes of the USA and the USSR towards the South-East European Region’, European Security in the 1990’s: Problems of South-East Europe, Rhodes, Greece, 6-7 September 1991). Throughout history,…

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2009: Serbia’s Road Map to EU Accession

Unilateral implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement?  The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia was signed exactly one year ago. It is a comprehensive and binding document with clearly defined bilateral obligations. Although the commencement of the SAA ratification process and…

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A Small Power and its Big Neighbour

Receiving President Medvedev and the Russian Security Initiative When President of Russia, Dmitri Medvedev, visited Finland in April, he gathered a relatively mild interest compared with the attention that meetings of the presidents of the two neighbours usually got during the Cold War. Stiff appearances and official communiqués were not…

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Can Cyprus Overcome its Bloody History?

Written by Mr Chris Summers*   More British soldiers were killed during the "Cyprus emergency" in the 1950s than have died in Iraq or Afghanistan. So why has it been forgotten and what hope is there of reuniting the island?  On Remembrance Sunday, about 500 relatives and veterans watched as…

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