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Грядущие проблемы арабского мира

ЛОНДОН – Спустя 50 лет после Шестидневной войны, положившей начало израильской оккупации восточного Иерусалима и западного берега реки Иордан, Ближний Восток остаётся регионом, где состояние кризиса кажется вечным. И поэтому не удивительно, что, занимаясь этим регионом, политики, дипломаты, доноры и гуманитарное сообщество обычно работают по принципу здесь и сейчас. Но если мы всё же хотим когда-нибудь разорвать замкнутый круг кризисов на современном Ближнем Востоке, мы не должны упускать из вида будущее. И тут следует отметить четыре тенденции, которые уже сейчас рождают новый комплекс проблем для грядущего десятилетия.

Первая тенденция касается Леванта. Пост-османский порядок, возникший столетие назад и основанный на светском арабском национализме, уже развалился. Два государства, придававшие этой системе вес, Ирак и Сирия, утратили центральную власть, они будут оставаться политически фрагментированными и социально поляризованными странами на протяжении ещё, как минимум, жизни одного поколения.

В Ливане сектантство остаётся ключевой характеристической политической жизни. Иордания достигла предела возможностей приёма беженцев, но поток людей не прекращается, что создаёт повышенное давление на ограниченные ресурсы страны. В израильско-палестинском конфликте на горизонте не видно новых инициатив или обстоятельств, которые бы позволили выйти из тупика.

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