It might be called a framework for the future of geopolitical relationships, and it is an approach that has much potential though the details still need to be figured out as regards its implications and possible ways of implementation. I am referring to the speech that Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered on Oct. 11 at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. In it, she posited a possible blueprint on how democracies should deal with the new era of geopolitical tensions and conflicts. Freeland said that the previous era, which started on Nov. 9, 1989 with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union, was now over.
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