Победители и проигравшие на новом Ближнем Востоке

БЕРЛИН – «Война, – говорил древнегреческий философ Гераклит, – есть отец всего и мать всего». Глядя на кровавые, по-настоящему варварские, события на Ближнем Востоке (особенно в Ираке и Сирии), можно невольно согласиться с Гераклитом, хотя подобным идеям, казалось бы, давно уже нет места в постмодернистском восприятии мира современной Европой.

Военные триумфы Исламского государства в Ираке и Сирии не только подливают масла в огонь гуманитарной катастрофы; они спутали сложившиеся в регионе альянсы и даже поставили под сомнение государственные границы. Возникает новый Ближний Восток, он отличается от прежнего двумя важными моментами: возросшая роль курдов и Ирана, а также снизившееся влияние региональных суннитских держав.

Ближний Восток не просто стоит на пороге возможного триумфа силы, которая пытается достичь своих стратегических целей массовыми убийствами и порабощением (например, езидских женщин и девочек). Становится также очевидным коллапс старого порядка, сохранявшегося в этом регионе в более или менее неизменном виде со времен окончания Первой мировой войны, и, как следствие, упадок традиционных стабилизирующих сил региона.

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