Economic Disarmament: Prosperity, Interdependence and Stability

  • Francis Maude


The end of the 1980s was a period of change in international affairs unprecedented since the 1940s. The postwar order was transformed. In 1989, the year of revolutions, Communist hegemony was swept away in Central and Eastern Europe. In 1990, international relations were further transformed with the near-unanimous rejection of Iraq’s aggression against Kuwait by the United Nations, and its determination to reverse it. Meanwhile in Western Europe we have been making our own revolution, as the European Community’s unique model of cooperation has rapidly evolved.


Free Trade European Economic Community Uruguay Round GATT System Economic Interdependence 
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© The Bruges Group 1992

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  • Francis Maude

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