Vladimir Putin Alexei Druzhinin/ZumaPress

Советская мечта Владимира Путина

МАДРИД – Недавнее ядерное соглашение, достигнутое шестью крупными мировыми державами и Ираном, стало триумфом многополярности. Если бы те же самые державы – пять постоянных членов Совета безопасности ООН и Германия – продемонстрировали аналогичное желание работать вместе над решением других спорных проблем, мир мог бы вступить в новую эру сотрудничества и стабильности.

К сожалению, такой сценарий представляется невероятным. Конкуренция и конфликты – от активности Китая в Южно-Китайском море до продолжающегося наступления Исламского государства на Ближнем Востоке – угрожают давно сложившимся региональным порядкам. Но, возможно, самый критически важный конфликт (разрешение этого конфликта будет иметь последствия для всех остальных) – ситуация в Украине. Эта страна стала центром экспансионистских амбиций российского президента Владимира Путина.

Односторонняя аннексия Россией Крыма и её поддержка сепаратистов в восточной Украине испортили отношения страны с Западом. Путин умышленно воссоздает атмосферу Холодной войны, восхваляя «консервативные ценности» России как идеологический противовес либеральному мировому порядку во главе с Америкой.

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