Индекс трансатлантических отношений

Как мы должны оценивать состояние трансатлантических отношений в настоящее время? Со ссылкой на экспертов Уолл-стрит, мы можем сказать, что Альянс находится в хорошем положении, Европа – в застое, а Соединённые Штаты – явно в очень плохом положении.

Альянс находится в хорошем положении по одной основной причине: потепление отношений Франции с США, последовавшее за победой Николя Саркози на президентских выборах во Франции. Впервые, после того, как Шарль де Голь основал Пятую Республику, приоритетом Франции больше не является жизнь в оппозиции к США.

Признаки данной перемены существенны и даже впечатляющи: от ужесточения позиции Франции по Ирану до настоящего потепления отношений с Израилем, не говоря уже о таких символических поступках, как, например, летний отпуск Саркози в Америке или визит министра иностранных дел Бернара Кушнера в Багдад. Это Новая Франция, которая серьёзно обдумывает возвращение в интегрированную военную структуру НАТО.

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