Nr 62 • Oktoober 2008

In Remembrance of the Melians

Apparently only now, in the Autumn of 2008, can we begin to fully appreciate the importance for Europe’s security architecture that on both sides of the erstwhile Berlin Wall we all – old and new members of the EU, old and new allies in NATO – expended so much effort to enlarge and consolidate the extension of the zone of democracy and democratic market economies.

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The Second Cold War

The favourite sentence of Western diplomats is that nobody wants a Cold War, neither we nor the Russians. We for sure are not looking for it, but what about the Russians?

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English summary

The October issue of Diplomaatia resumes the discussion on the Russia-Georgia war after which the whole global order has shifted; in addition, the topic of the upcoming US presidential elections is also addressed.

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