Un cuadrilátero democrático para la seguridad de Asia

TOKIO – En el verano de 2007, dirigiéndome en mi carácter de primer ministro de Japón a los miembros del Parlamento de la India, hice referencia a la “confluencia de los dos mares” (frase que extraje del título de un libro escrito en 1655 por el príncipe mogol Dara Shikoh), lo que me valió la ruidosa aprobación de los legisladores allí reunidos. Desde entonces han transcurrido cinco años, y cada vez estoy más convencido de que mis palabras de aquel momento fueron las correctas.

La paz, la estabilidad y la libre navegación en el océano Pacífico son inseparables de la paz, la estabilidad y la libre navegación en el océano Índico. Cada vez más, todo lo que suceda en una de estas regiones repercutirá necesariamente en la otra. Japón, siendo una de las democracias marítimas más antiguas de Asia, debe asumir un papel más importante en el mantenimiento del bien común en ambos océanos.

Los acontecimientos parecen indicar que el mar de China Meridional fuera camino de convertirse en un mar interno de China, análogo en opinión de los expertos a lo que fue el mar de Ojotsk para la Rusia soviética: un mar suficientemente profundo para fondear allí los submarinos de ataque armados con misiles nucleares con que cuenta el Ejército Popular de Liberación. Pronto el nuevo portaaviones de la Armada China se volverá una presencia habitual en la zona, más que suficiente para infundir miedo en los vecinos de China.

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/K10mUQ0/es;
  1. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

    The Brexit Surrender

    European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have given the go-ahead to talks with Britain on post-Brexit trade relations. But, as European Council President Donald Tusk has said, the most difficult challenge – forging a workable deal that secures broad political support on both sides – still lies ahead.

  2. The Great US Tax Debate

    ROBERT J. BARRO vs. JASON FURMAN & LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS on the impact of the GOP tax  overhaul.


    • Congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax-reform package that will reshape the business environment by lowering the corporate-tax rate and overhauling deductions. 

    • But will the plan's far-reaching changes provide the boost to investment and growth that its backers promise?


    ROBERT J. BARRO | How US Corporate Tax Reform Will Boost Growth

    JASON FURMAN & LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS | Robert Barro's Tax Reform Advocacy: A Response

  3. Murdoch's Last Stand?

    Rupert Murdoch’s sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets to Disney for $66 billion may mark the end of the media mogul’s career, which will long be remembered for its corrosive effect on democratic discourse on both sides of the Atlantic. 

    From enabling the rise of Donald Trump to hacking the telephone of a murdered British schoolgirl, Murdoch’s media empire has staked its success on stoking populist rage.

  4. Bank of England Leon Neal/Getty Images

    The Dangerous Delusion of Price Stability

    Since the hyperinflation of the 1970s, which central banks were right to combat by whatever means necessary, maintaining positive but low inflation has become a monetary-policy obsession. But, because the world economy has changed dramatically since then, central bankers have started to miss the monetary-policy forest for the trees.

  5. Harvard’s Jeffrey Frankel Measures the GOP’s Tax Plan

    Jeffrey Frankel, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a former member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, outlines the five criteria he uses to judge the efficacy of tax reform efforts. And in his view, the US Republicans’ most recent offering fails miserably.

  6. A box containing viles of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

    The Holy Grail of Genetic Engineering

    CRISPR-Cas – a gene-editing technique that is far more precise and efficient than any that has come before it – is poised to change the world. But ensuring that those changes are positive – helping to fight tumors and mosquito-borne illnesses, for example – will require scientists to apply the utmost caution.

  7. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now