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The dangers confronting Europe today are less specific than during the cold war. Instability is the new threat and the existence of powerful international institutions is the main element against this new threat. In order to establish a post cold war cooperation framework it should be sufficient to retool and adapt the existing institutional framework by giving priority to mutual interests and shared dangers. The evolution of the ESDP throughout the last fifty years bears with itself all the ups and downs caused by  the lack of political will and the differences of opinion between the leading European states. September 11th has been instrumental in reminding the value of the cooperation spirit already developed within NATO, and this spirit of cooperation helped the finalisation of a  solution to the ESDP which constitutes a remarkable achievement.

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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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