Changing international architecture: rethinking Russian-Western relations


Ten years ago Russia made a historic choice by embarking on the road of developing democratic statehood and a market economy. The Russian Federation has materialized as a democratic state with an independent and predictable foreign policy. The tragic events of September 11th may entail both positive and negative consequences for mankind. The gap between the most developed and the least developed countries continues to grow rapidly. The world has encountered new threats, such as aggressive separatism, organized crime and illegal drug trafficking, in addition to international terrorism. The international community has the grand task of giving an adequate and, what is most important, a collective response to the challenges of our time.