Устойчивый подъем Азии?

НЬЮ-ДЕЛИ. Сегодня вопрос о том, означает ли подъем Азии упадок Запада, является любимой темой международных дискуссий. Но нынешний акцент на экономическое недомогание в Европе и Соединенных Штатах отвлекает внимание от многих серьезных проблем, которые ставят под вопрос дальнейший успех Азии.

Надо отметить, что сегодняшнее продолжающееся мировое перемещение могущества в первую очередь связано с феноменальным экономическим ростом Азии, скорость и масштабы которого не имеют аналогов в мировой истории. С самыми быстрорастущими экономиками мира и военными расходами, ожесточенной конкуренцией ресурсов и самыми серьезными горячими точками, Азия, очевидно, обладает ключом к будущему мировому порядку.

Но Азия сталкивается с серьезными ограничениями. Она должна справиться с укоренившимися территориальными и морскими спорами, такими как споры в Южно-Китайском море; пагубным историческим наследием, которое давит на наиболее важные межгосударственные отношения; все более горячим национализмом; ростом религиозного экстремизма; а также обострением конкуренции за воду и энергоресурсы.

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