Oživené Středomoří

MADRID – Středomoří prochází kolosální politickou transformací. Protesty na jeho jižních březích právě zahájily proces zavádění demokracie do regionu. Ač je to zřejmě méně na očích, Středomoří prochází ještě další obrodou, s ohledem na geoekonomiku neméně významnou.

Posuny ve světové rovnováze moci ze Západu na Východ, od Atlantiku k Pacifiku, zneklidňují Spojené státy i Evropu. Úbytek jejich geopolitické a ekonomické moci je evidentní. Přestože budoucnost geopolitického chování stoupajících mocností – Brazílie, Číny a Indie – zůstává nejistá, tento posun nicméně může přinést určitou příležitost pro Středomoří.

Posledním třem stovkám let, kdy se svět soustředil na Západ, vévodila atlantická oblast. Ve světě zaměřeném na Východ však hlavní spojnice představují Tichý a Indický oceán a vzhledem k dnešní úzké vazbě mezi Asií a Evropou také Středozemní moře.

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