Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Thanks to the collapse of European communism, it is possible to envisage a new community embracing most of the states of the Northern Hemisphere. Voters in most of the former Soviet bloc countries have affirmed their commitment to democracy in repeated elections. Because of these elections, especially those in Russia, it is possible to think realistically of creating a "Commonwealth of Democracies" from Vancouver to Vladivostok to Tokyo.
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