Война Америки с самой собой в Центральной Азии

К сожалению, эти две политики часто работали на достижение перекрестных целей, уменьшая долгосрочное влияние Америки в регионе, а также временами нанося ущерб ее способности вести войну. И, по мере того как США вливает все больше войск и денег в Афганистан, военная целесообразность вновь трубит о другой политике в Центральной Азии.

В некотором смысле это понятно: США приходится вести войну в сжатые, возложенные самими на себя сроки. Нечеткие, оптимистичные проекты по продвижению прав человека и надлежащему управлению в малоизвестном соседнем регионе могут и подождать.

Но такая точка зрения не охватывает то, что ослабленная, коррумпированная и погрязшая в злоупотреблениях Центральная Азия не находится в интересах Америки или в интересах Афганистана по этому вопросу. В лице Пакистана афганское правительство уже имеет большого, расколотого и почти неуправляемого соседа. Более разумный подход заключается в балансе реальных и насущных потребностей безопасности Америки в Афганистане с более здравомыслящей политикой в Центральной Азии.

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