Если не сейчас, то когда?

ЯНГОН. Вся политика местная, как гласит старый афоризм. Тем не менее, сегодня мы можем сказать, что все проблемы глобальны. При встрече мировых лидеров на саммите G-8 в Италии им нужно будет обновить свою политику, чтобы попытаться преодолеть проблемы, которые никто из них не может решить в одиночку.

За последние два года произошел каскад взаимозависимых кризисов: финансовая паника, рост цен на нефть и продукты питания, климатические катаклизмы, эпидемия гриппа и другие неурядицы. Политическая кооперация для решения этих вопросов не является простой деликатностью. Это стало глобальной необходимостью.

Интенсивность глобальной взаимозависимости ошеломляет. Вирус гриппа H1N1 был идентифицирован в мексиканской деревне в апреле. Сегодня он уже распространился в более чем 100 странах. Последствия падения «Lehman Brothers» в прошлом сентябре распространились по всему миру за несколько дней: вскоре даже самые отдаленные деревни в Африке, Азии и Латинской Америке ощущали шок от сокращения денежных переводов, отмененных инвестиционных проектов и падающих экспортных цен. Таким же образом климатические катаклизмы в различных частях Европы, Австралии, Азии и в Америках за последние годы привели к росту цен на продукты питания, что ударило по бедным и создало нестабильность и трудности в десятках стран.

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