Sunday, November 21, 2010

On November 21

On this day in ...
... 1990 (20 years ago today), at the same summit (left) discussed in a few days ago in this post, global leaders adopted the Charter of Paris for a New Europe. The charter redirected OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, to correspond to a new geopolitics. (photo credit) As WikiPedia explains:
In effect, the Paris Summit was the peace conference of the Cold War: Perestroika had ultimately put an end to the ideological and political division of the Iron Curtain. Pluralist democracy and market economy were together with international law and multilateralism seen as the victors, and as the common values and principles of national and international conduct that now ruled from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

(Prior November 21 posts are here, here, and here.)

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