And What About a New Security Architecture?


The fact that the world needs a new financial and economic architecture can no longer be disputed. The G-20 World Financial Summit on Nov. 15, 2008 is a first, but crucially important step for overcoming the failed G-7 mechanism and the “Washington consensus”. Yet, the need for a new international security architecture – starting with the space “from Vancover to Vladivostok” – is at least as pressing as is the need for a new financial and economic architecture. A new security architecture must include fresh approaches to nuclear weaponry, non-proliferation and foreign military bases.