By empty (2/24/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)Speaking at a national conference of army officers in Moscow on 21 February, President Vladimir Putin said the current geopolitical situation in the world is complicated and that the global correlation of forces \"is visibly imbalanced,\" ORT and RTR reported. He added that a new international-security configuration has yet to be created. \"We cannot overlook the increasing aggressiveness of very influential forces in some countries of the world and the diminishing effectiveness of international security and conflict-resolution institutions,\" Putin said.
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