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Comparative precedents to this economic meltdown differ considerably between what was once called “the West” and “the East”. For countries in Western Europe the point of reference most prominently associated with the recent developments is the Great Depression of 1929. But for former Comecon member countries the historical parallel does not date back that far. Rather it is found in and compared with the collapse of Communism and the initial experiences of economic transition in 1989-90.

 

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Foreword TPQ’s Summer issue, NATO in 2020 and Beyond: New Strategies and Frontiers, offers insights on the Alliance’s current challenges and future security trends, while offering a look into Euro-Atlantic relations in the coming decade. It is clear that as the international security landscape is rapidly changing, member states’ capabilities, resilience, and most importantly, their...
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