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Vol. LI No. 3 2014
December 2014
Conference Diplomacy

Conference Diplomacy

This issue commemorates the bicentennial of the Congress of Vienna (1814-15) by looking at the development and effectiveness of multilateral conference diplomacy within the context of the United Nations.

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Vol. LI No. 3 2014
December 2014
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Conference diplomacy is not just one of the most powerful multilateral instruments to peacefully address questions related to post-conflict balance of power. It is today also the major tool in addressing global problems, identifying innovative solutions and engaging in groundbreaking strategies for the sake of millions of people.

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Vol. LI No. 3 2014
December 2014
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The year 2014 will be remembered as a transitional year in the political climate of Europe. Following the civil war in eastern Ukraine and the incorporation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, the continent is experiencing a reversal from a system of consensus into a system that is more reminiscent of the past opposition between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.

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Vol. LI No. 3 2014
December 2014
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When did the process of international organization start? It was not in 1945 nor in 1919. Rather, it was the Congress of Vienna (1814-15) that proved to be the relevant turning point in history, when certain conditions allowed a number of European States to set in motion a series of innovations, inventions and learning processes that shaped the core of what we today refer to as international organizations (IOs).

October 2014
Security, like peace, identity and other terminologies in that fold of international political theory has attracted many definitions. Unfortunately, many contributors approach these concepts from their own ideologies. Hence, broad areas of description of the term “security” exist.