Пост-российский мировой порядок

БРЮССЕЛЬ – Интервенция России в Украину и последующий крымский кризис ошибочно рассматриваются как начало второй холодной войны. Однако, хотя последствия неповиновения российского президента Владимира Путина международному праву и общественному мнению будут сильно отличаться от длительной кампании Советского Союза, направленной на победу над капитализмом, геополитический волновой эффект наверняка будет настолько же далеко идущим, а возможно и хуже.

Россия оттесняет себя на обочину мировой экономики, и тем самым она вступает в новую эру международных отношений. Международные санкции станут лишь первым последствием. Рынки и банки наказывают неопределенность, поэтому экономика России будет постепенно отсекаться от международной торговли и инвестиций и будет обречена на медленный рост либо его отсутствие.

И это, разумеется, похороны России. Более обширным последствием будет встряска международной политики и правительственных инициатив по решению общих проблем, начиная с глобального управления и заканчивая изменением климата. Результат может быть даже позитивным, если события в Украине неожиданно откроют путь к серьезным перестройкам в быстро развивающихся странах, роль которых в двадцать первом веке будет решающей.

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