Новогодние обещания Дальнего Востока

СЕУЛ – Если когда-нибудь начнется Третья мировая война, это произойдет не на Ближнем Востоке, в Южной Азии или Восточной Европе. Это случится на Дальнем Востоке, где пересекаются стратегические интересы Китая, Соединенных Штатов и их партнеров. Именно здесь геополитические ставки, дипломатическое напряжение и потенциал для глобального взрыва наиболее высоки.

Совершенно очевидно, что предотвращение открытого конфликта в интересах всех игроков, поэтому мы видим рукопожатия с каменными лицами, как, например, в ноябре в Пекине между председателем Китая Си Цзиньпином и премьер-министром Японии Синдзо Абэ. Но для установления по-настоящему длительного мира региональным лидерам нужно действовать активней и смелее. Каждый из них может выступить с инициативами, способными изменить правила игры, если, конечно, они смогут проявить необходимую государственную мудрость.

Мне бы хотелось – в духе исключительного, но, возможно, не совсем наивного оптимизма, – чтобы лидеры Дальнего Востока сделали несколько новогодних обещаний на 2015 год.

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