Americké klapky na očích

SINGAPUR – Přišel čas myslet si nemyslitelné: éra americké nadvlády v mezinárodních záležitostech se dost možná chýlí ke konci. A jak se tento okamžik blíží, bude hlavní otázka znít, jak dobře jsou na to Spojené státy připravené.

Vzestup Asie v posledních několika desetiletích je něčím víc než pouhým příběhem o rychlém hospodářském růstu. Je to příběh o regionu procházejícím renesancí, při níž se znovu otevřela mysl lidí a obnovily se jejich vyhlídky. Pohyb Asie směrem k opětovnému získání někdejší stěžejní role v globální ekonomice má takovou dynamiku, že se prakticky nedá zastavit. A přestože transformace možná není vždy bezbolestná, nelze nadále pochybovat o tom, že se na obzoru rýsuje asijské století a že se tím zásadně změní poměry ve světě.

Globální lídři – ať už politici nebo intelektuálové – nesou zodpovědnost za to, aby připravili své společnosti na blížící se globální posuny. Až příliš mnoho amerických špiček se však této zodpovědnosti vyhýbá.

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