Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe defense budgets should be made public, complete Military Transparency is inportant for Asian Security and preventing  military expansion. Military Exercises in the south China Sea Zha Chunming/ZumaPress

الشفافية العسكرية والأمن الآسيوي

طوكيو ــ "إن ضوء الشمس هو أفضل مطهر"، أظن أننا سمعنا جميعاً هذه المقولة. والحق أنها صحيحة بشكل خاص عندما يتعلق الأمر بالأمن الآسيوي. وأعتقد أن إنشاء إطار تكشف بموجبه الحكومات الآسيوية علناً عن ميزانياتها العسكرية أمر واجب إذا كان لنا أن نبني الثقة بيننا ونتجنب سباق تسلح إقليمي.

وعلى نطاق أوسع، أصبحت أمور مثل إبقاء التوسع العسكري تحت السيطرة وزيادة عدد البلدان الموقعة على معاهدة التجارة في الأسلحة وتحسين الفهم المشترك بين سلطات الدفاع الوطني قضايا أساسية تواجه آسيا اليوم. ولابد أن تكون هذه القضايا في بؤرة اهتمام قمة شرق آسيا، والتي بدورها لابد أن تصبح المنتدى الرئيسي لتناول قضايا الأمن الإقليمي وضمان الحفاظ على الاستقرار.

إن التوسع العسكري لا يتوافق بطبيعته مع تحرك آسيا باتجاه مركز الاقتصاد العالمي. ولابد من إعادة استثمار ثمار الرخاء في تحسين حياة الناس وليس في تكديس أسلحة قد تحصد أرواحهم.

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