Nr 49/50 • Oktoober 2007

English summary

This double issue of Diplomaatia examines our increasingly dangerous world, from what might be called a new Cold War with Russia to the global arms trade.

In the opening article, the president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, argues that Europe’s current policy towards Russia does not function and calls for a pause – a reflection period that should last until at least the presidential elections in Russia and during which the West’s policy towards Russia should be one of benign neglect.

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