Die dunkelsten Stunden der Diplomatie

MADRID – Die Diplomatie erlebt heutzutage nicht gerade ihre Sternstunde.Ganz im Gegenteil: Der Widerstand gegen diplomatische Lösungen ist ein gemeinsames Merkmal der meisten größeren Konflikte von heute.   

Afghanistan wird weiterhin bluten, bis die Allierten endlich einsehen, dass sie nur durch die Einbindung der Taliban eine Chance auf Beendigung des Krieges haben. Aber der Westen wird auch erkennen müssen, dass sich Konflikte mit einer starken kulturellen und religiösen Komponente nicht so einfach militärisch lösen lassen – eine Einsicht, die beispielsweise auch ein Ende der Ausgrenzung des politischen Islam, also der Hamas und Hisbollah, nahe legt.

Unterdessen könnte das unaufhaltsame Streben des Iran nach Entwicklung von Atomwaffen zu einem Mahnmal des Scheiterns der internationalen Gemeinschaft werden, den atomaren Ambitionen in dieser Region ein Ende zu bereiten. Der israelisch-palästinensische Konflikt bleibt weiterhin jene diplomatische Scharade, die er nun schon seit vielen Jahren ist. Und die Spannungen zwischen Israel und Syrien sowie dem Libanon ließen sich auch durch nichts abbauen.

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