Уравновешивание азиатских соперников

Оксфорд - Джордж Буш младший приближается к концу своего президентства с очень низким рейтингом популярности, который частично отражает политику администрации на Ближнем Востоке. В то же время, Буш оставляет лучшее наследство в Азии: взаимоотношения США с Японией и Китаем остаются прочными. Кроме того, он значительно укрепил связи США с Индией, второй страной в мире по численности населения.

В 2005 году государственный секретарь США Кондолиза Райз подготовила визит Буша в Дели, состоявшийся годом позже. В ходе своего визита, Буш объявил о главном соглашении между США и Индией по сотрудничеству в области использования ядерной энергии в мирных целях, а также различных мероприятиях по сотрудничеству в коммерческой и оборонной областях.

Соглашение о сотрудничестве в области ядерной энергии было подвергнуто критике со стороны Конгресса США за то, что оно является недостаточно жестким в отношении нераспространения ядерного оружия. В Индии это соглашение было заблокировано Коммунистической партией - небольшим, но имеющим важное значение участником правительственной коалиции премьер - министра Манмохана Сингха. Однако, как пояснил мне один индийский друг, это является символическим в политике левых партий Индии.

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