Ответ на российскую проблему

БЕРЛИН – В течение 19 лет Запад (Америка и Европа) откладывали ответ на важный стратегический вопрос: какую роль на самом деле должна играть постсоветская Россия в мировом масштабе и в европейском порядке? Следует ли считать ее трудным партнером или стратегическим противником?

Даже когда этот вопрос встал особенно остро во время кризиса короткой войны России против Грузии прошлым летом, Запад не дал на него убедительного ответа. Если Вы придерживаетесь мнения большинства восточных европейцев, Великобритании и администрации Буша, то ответом будет "стратегический противник". Но большинство западных европейцев предпочитает считать ее "трудным партнером". У этих двух, казалось бы, взаимно исключающих альтернатив есть одно общее: ни одна из них не была продумана до конца.

Если Вы считаете Россию стратегическим противником – а восстановление политики Великой Российской власти при Владимире Путине в ущерб власти закона во внутренней и внешней политике действительно говорят в пользу этого – тогда Запад должен существенно изменить свои намерения.

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