Помощь на развитие ради развития

Почти ежедневно Соединенные Штаты и Европа угрожают ввести экономические санкции или прекратить помощь на развитие, если какое-то уязвимое правительство не примет во внимание их резкую политическую критику. Самые последние угрозы обращены на новое правительство во главе с партией Хамас в Палестине. Другие недавние примеры включают угрозы в отношении Чада, Эфиопии, Гаити, Кении, Боливии, Уганды и продолжительные санкции против Мьянмы.

Такая тактика вводит в заблуждение. Использование помощи на развитие в качестве политической палки просто усугубляет страдания обедневших и нестабильных стран, не достигая политических целей, которых добиваются страны-доноры.

Чтобы понять почему, необходимо иметь долгосрочное представление о геополитике, особенно постепенном упадке американского и европейского мирового господства. Технология и экономическое развитие разрастаются по всей Азии и развивающемуся миру, в то время как распространение грамотности и политического сознания в течение прошлого столетия сделали национальное самоопределение безусловно доминирующей идеологией нашей эпохи, приведя к концу колониализма. Национализм продолжает создавать мощные политические "антитела" американскому и европейскому вмешательству во внутренние отношения других стран.

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