Chris Van Es

Очередь Мьянмы

ЯНГОН. Здесь, в Мьянме (Бирме), где последние полвека политические изменения происходят томительно медленно, новое руководство пытается провести быструю трансформацию изнутри. Правительство освободило политических заключенных, провело выборы (вскоре состоятся и другие), начало экономические реформы и интенсивно обхаживает иностранные инвестиции.

Естественно, что международное сообщество, которое уже давно наказывает авторитарный режим Мьянмы санкциями, остается настороженным. Реформы проводятся настолько быстро, что даже признанные эксперты по стране не уверены в том, как их прокомментировать.

Но мне ясно, что этот момент в истории Мьянмы является реальной возможностью для необратимых изменений – возможностью, которую международное сообщество не должно упустить. Настало время международному сообществу поставить Мьянму на первый план своей повестки дня, не только предлагая помощь, но и отменив санкции, которые сегодня стали препятствием на пути преобразований в стране.

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