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tjir_v1n3kie01 - Europe and Asia New Partnerships after the...

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Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol.1, No.3, Fall 2002 89 Europe and Asia : New Partnerships after the Cold War Era Elif Hatun Kilicbeyli* A. Historical Background International system has been changing for many centuries. Through the end of 20 th century, the world left behind unexpected great developments. The end of the 20 th century and the beginning of 21 th century in about ten years, the world accounted great political changes. The effect of these changes on the world economy has been dominant. In the new century the complex structural condition and agitatinal structure of the world are to be going to continue for some time. By the way, global political and economic stability are about to be established. Dr. Javier Solana said that “developing the partnership between Russia and EU is the most important, the most urgent and the most challenging task that the EU faces at the beginning of the 21st century. It offers great opportunity to affect the course of history. Both the EU and Russia are at the end of one era and on the threshold of another”. 1 For this reason, the changes in both are brought together. From point of view of economics and politics, the European Community, in the 20 th century, for the last fifteen years has been in a change of structural situation and therefore it is set to be in the proper place. Russia has undergone an intense eleven-year-period of transformation. After the latest Presidential elections, Vladimir Putin’s administration came to power and now social reforms are today near normal. Both the EU and Russia need to found new partnership about economic, political and social spheres with carefully and securely in the long – term.
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