Paul Lachine

Дипломатия: версия 2.0

ФЛОРЕНЦИЯ. Сегодня очень многое говорится, особенно в Великобритании и в США, о необходимости переосмысления дипломатии для XXI века. И государственный секретарь США (министр иностранных дел) Хилари Клинтон и лидер Тори (Консервативной партии) Великобритании Дэвид Кэмерон недавно заговорили о новом синтезе обороны, дипломатии и развития, отметив, что в последнее время американская и британская внешняя политика уделяла слишком большое внимание первому элементу в ущерб двум другим.

Тем временем, Европейский Союз создал новый внешнеполитический орган под названием Европейская служба внешних действий (ЕСВД), предназначенный для представления общих интересов всех 27 государств-членов ЕС. Пока не ясно, как будут распределяться полномочия между новыми европейскими дипломатами и существующими национальными министерствами иностранных дел, но создание ЕСВД является, тем не менее, свершившимся фактом.

Аналогичные планы в Азии и в других регионах, в основном, по-прежнему находятся на стадии разработки, но члены таких организаций, как Региональный форум Ассоциации государств Юго-Восточной Азии, Африканский союз и Шанхайская организация сотрудничества, по крайней мере, говорят всё серьёзнее о согласовании политики по вопросам общих интересов.

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