Aircraft carrier landing Mc3 Kevin J. Steinberg/ZumaPress

Declarar una zona de exclusión aérea en Siria

WASHINGTON, DC – La reciente foto de portada del New York Times de un barco lleno de refugiados sirios, a la deriva en el Mediterráneo bajo una enorme puesta de sol, es elocuente a más no poder. El sol parece estar poniéndose sobre la misma Siria.

En palabras de David Miliband, exsecretario de asuntos exteriores de Gran Bretaña y actual presidente del Comité Internacional de Rescate, el desastre en Siria alcanzó “proporciones casi bíblicas”. El Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos estima que en los últimos cuatro años, casi 250 000 personas (entre ellas, más de 100 000 civiles) han muerto en forma violenta; muchas, asesinadas horrendamente por su propio gobierno. Las Naciones Unidas calculan que más de la mitad de los 22 millones de ciudadanos del país dejaron sus hogares, algo que el mundo no veía desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial. La ola creciente de enfermedad, hambre, miseria y analfabetismo (más de la mitad de los niños refugiados no asisten a la escuela) afectará de por vida a toda una generación.

Por suerte, los círculos de la política exterior estadounidense por fin parecen decididos a hacer algo para proteger al pueblo sirio. Generales, diplomáticos, funcionarios de seguridad nacional y expertos en desarrollo van camino de consensuar la adopción de una “zona segura de exclusión aérea” a lo largo de una de las fronteras de Siria.

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/BVZrMjU/es;
  1. An employee works at a chemical fiber weaving company VCG/Getty Images

    China in the Lead?

    For four decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth under a centralized, authoritarian political system, far outpacing growth in the Western liberal democracies. So, is Chinese President Xi Jinping right to double down on authoritarianism, and is the “China model” truly a viable rival to Western-style democratic capitalism?

  2. The assembly line at Ford Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    Whither the Multilateral Trading System?

    The global economy today is dominated by three major players – China, the EU, and the US – with roughly equal trading volumes and limited incentive to fight for the rules-based global trading system. With cooperation unlikely, the world should prepare itself for the erosion of the World Trade Organization.

  3. Donald Trump Saul Loeb/Getty Images

    The Globalization of Our Discontent

    Globalization, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US has shown. The challenge is to minimize the risk that the backlash will intensify, and that starts by understanding – and avoiding – past mistakes.

  4. A general view of the Corn Market in the City of Manchester Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    A Better British Story

    Despite all of the doom and gloom over the United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union, key manufacturing indicators are at their highest levels in four years, and the mood for investment may be improving. While parts of the UK are certainly weakening economically, others may finally be overcoming longstanding challenges.

  5. UK supermarket Waring Abbott/Getty Images

    The UK’s Multilateral Trade Future

    With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains – and that means adopting a multilateral approach.

  6. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now