Vladimir Putin

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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic Council of Canada. NATO's post-Cold-War crisis management: crucial to the peace of the future. The speaker's personal view; no comments on recent developments since he left NATO almost three years ago. Changes in the security environment of Europe and change at NATO as seen during the speaker's position as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee between September 1989 and January 1993. A description of the period and events that occurred, as well as implications and effects. Comments on relations between NATO and the United Nations. Problems when peace-keeping operations develop into enforcement operations, with examples. Problems arising from a lack of understanding of command responsibilities. The post-Cold-war as a more complex dynamic and unpredictable security situation in and around Europe leading to more difficult co-ordination and decision processes. Security and its many aspects today. Striving to improve international organisations by a determined and consistent effort rather than abandonment. The need for the United Nations and concerned efforts by all positive forces. The need to maintain our Atlantic strength and Atlantic solidarity through NATO.