Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol.1, No.3, Fall 200289Europe and Asia : New Partnerships after the Cold War EraElif Hatun Kilicbeyli*A. Historical BackgroundInternational system has been changing for many centuries. Through the end of 20thcentury,the world left behind unexpected great developments. The end of the 20thcentury and thebeginning of 21thcentury 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 centurythe complex structural condition and agitatinal structure of the world are to be going tocontinue for some time. By the way, global political and economic stability are about to beestablished.Dr. Javier Solana said that “developing the partnership between Russia and EU is themost important, the most urgent and the most challenging task that the EU faces at thebeginning of the 21st century. It offers great opportunity to affect the course of history. Boththe EU and Russia are at the end of one era and on the threshold of another”.1For this reason, the changes in both are brought together. From point of view ofeconomics and politics, the European Community, in the 20thcentury, for the last fifteenyears has been in a change of structural situation and therefore it is set to be in the properplace. Russia has undergone an intense eleven-year-period of transformation. After the latestPresidential elections, Vladimir Putin’s administration came to power and now socialreforms are today near normal. Both the EU and Russia need to found new partnership abouteconomic, political and social spheres with carefully and securely in the long – term.
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