By: Alana Murphy, Sydney Morning Herald
With the end of the Cold War, the world's future depends on the stability of nuclear weapon systems. Ever since nuclear weapons were invented, they’ve posed a significant issue in international affairs. Many states see the possession of nuclear weapons as a way of protecting their country.
Maintaining peace and security in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, allows for the transition away from the Soviet-led model of the Cold War period. The revolutions of 1989 were mostly peaceful, but the situation in the former satellites is not entirely stable.
The Baltic States are moving towards independence daily, and its peace and stability must be maintained. Ukraine moves towards independence rapidly and the future of the central USSR government remains to be determined.
The world must find the line between protection and safety and be prepared to take action if the situation in Europe deteriorates. “We will support peace and stick with the USSR. We must support new states to maintain economic and social conditions, which can limit the threat of nuclear weapons. The world needs a new Marshall plan for former Soviet states as the union will fall apart completely very shortly. We must support democracy and socialism. Because both can be achieved.” the Representative from Ecuador said.