Paul Lachine

События 9/11 в перспективе

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Десять лет назад 19 террористов захватили четыре самолета, два из которых врезались в башни-близнецы Всемирного торгового центра, третий врезался в Пентагон, а четвертый потерпел крушение в поле в штате Пенсильвания после того, как пассажиры восстановили контроль над самолетом, помешав террористам завершить их дьявольский план. Всего за несколько часов более чем 3000 невинных людей, главным образом американцев, но также и людей из 115 других стран, внезапно и беспощадно были лишены жизни.

События 11 сентября 2001 года были страшной трагедией по любым меркам, но это не был исторический поворотный момент. Они не провозгласили новую эру в международных отношениях, в которой террористы являлись бы основным вопросом на повестке дня, или в которой такие масштабные теракты стали бы обычным делом. Напротив, события 9/11 не повторялись. Несмотря на внимание к "глобальной войне с терроризмом", наиболее важными событиями последних десяти лет были внедрение и распространение инновационных информационных технологий, глобализация, война в Ираке и Афганистане, а также политические потрясения на Ближнем Востоке.

Что касается будущего, то его в гораздо большей степени будет определять необходимость США навести порядок в экономике у себя дома; путь, который Китай изберет как внутри страны, так и за ее пределами; а также способность правительств мира к сотрудничеству в восстановлении экономического роста, сдерживании распространения ядерного оружия и решении энергетических и экологических проблем.

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