Что после «пакс Американа»?

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Стало популярным утверждение, что как только улягутся страсти после мирового финансового кризиса, возможно, станет очевидно, что послевоенному миру, в котором ведущую роль играли Соединенные Штаты, наступил конец. Если так, то мировая система, которая охраняла спокойствие, безопасность, открытость и экономический рост в последние шесть десятилетий, находится в серьезной опасности.

Вдохновляемые руководящей ролью Америки со времен окончания Второй мировой войны Европа, затем Япония, затем большая часть Азии и мир выросли до новых высот процветания; мировая экономика объединилась благодаря образованию международных институтов, норм и стандартов; иностранные студенты, получившие образование в американских университетах, вернулись домой с новыми идеями о свободном рынке, предпринимательстве и демократии. Военный защитный зонтик США предоставил многим регионам мира передышку от войны, давая им возможность сосредоточиться на экономическом росте и региональной интеграции.

Америка не только взяла на себя главенствующую роль в создании институтов объединяющегося мира – Организация Объединенных Наций, Всемирный банк, МВФ, НАТО – она также стала моделью, к которой обращались многие страны за вдохновением.

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