Vladimir Putin

MacDonald, The Hon. Donald

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A brief review of recent modern history and world events. Eastern Europe and changes in Soviet policy. Effects of those changes on other countries in Europe and the institutions that exist for governing relations of the European countries to each other. The significance of the changes for Canada. What it all means for European security. A detailed discussion of these issues follows, including the role of NATO; the Warsaw Pact in the East; the Conventional Forces in Europe Negotiation (CFE); the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE); the role of the four wartime powers: Britain, France, the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The importance of Canada being an active participant in negotiations. Finding peaceful resolutions of disputes. Canada's role in seeking to achieve the values of the United Nations Charter throughout the world.

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