Испытание беспорядком

МЮНХЕН – Спустя несколько лет после окончания Второй мировой войны, когда в Соединенных Штатах был ратифицирован Североатлантический договор, закрепивший наши отношения с Европой, президент Гарри Трумэн сказал так: «Чем теснее страны Атлантического сообщества будут работать вместе ради мира, тем лучше будет всем людям, повсюду».

Прошедшие десятилетия доказали, что он был прав. Не только наши трансатлантические отношения укреплялись и расширялись, но также и демократия, процветание, стабильность в Европе, в Соединенных Штатах и во всем мире.

Но хотя трансатлантические отношения сегодня точно так же крепки и важны, как и всегда, очевидно, что мы переживаем решающий момент для нашего партнерства. Мы столкнулись с множеством испытаний, два из которых требуют особого внимания, потому что они являются тестом для международного права, механизмов многостороннего сотрудничества и мирового порядка, который мы строили и поддерживали на протяжении последних 70 лет.

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