This paper is the final version of report “Towards an Alliance of Europe”. The previous version was discussed at a special session of the VII annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club on August, 31 — September, 7, 2010. The authors of the report express their deep gratitude to the participants of the discussion for the high estimation of this initiative, critical and complementary comments, and thoughtful suggestions on the modification of the text.
Many criticisms and suggestions of the members of the Valdai Club were taken into consideration during the final modification. Special gratitude to the following members of the Valdai discussion: Sergey Aleksashenko, Pavel Andreev, Thomas Gomart, Charles Grant, Ann de Tangy, Vladislav Inozemtsev, Clifford Cupchan, Robert Legvold, Anatol Lieven, Dominic Lieven, John Peet, Michael Pogrebinsky, Andreas Rinke, Andreas Umland, Ján ?hernogurský, Sheng Shilian, Michael Sturmer.
This paper is the first in a series of analytical reports that is planed to be prepared and published under the auspices of the Valdai International Discussion Club. The reports are aimed at the workingout of a long-term (10—15 years) agenda for the relations between Russia and the major centers of power in the new world — the European Union, the USA, emerging Asia, and, possibly, with particular nations.
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