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Защита Европы в эпоху Трампа

БРЮССЕЛЬ – Как и опросы перед британским референдумом «Брексит», опросы в преддверии американских президентских выборов дали неверный результат. И точно так же, как при «Брексите», случилось немыслимое: Дональд Трамп избран президентом США, знаменуя торжество нативизма над интернационализмом. В состязании между открытыми и закрытыми обществами последние явно побеждают, а либеральная демократия быстро превращается в движение сопротивления.

При Трампе в Белом доме США начнут заниматься только собой. Можно с уверенностью сказать, что Партнерство по трансатлантической торговле и инвестициям между США и ЕС умерло еще не родившись. Но президентство Трампа отрицательно скажется на Европе не только в этом отношении. Сама территориальная целостность ЕС теперь находится под угрозой.

Трамп совершенно ясно дал понять, что его приоритеты во внешней политике не включают в себя европейскую безопасность. Он не признает стратегическую необходимость НАТО, а его интерес к трансатлантическим отношениям проявлялся только тогда, когда он намекал на неоплаченные счета. Президентство Трампа приведет к грандиозному геополитическому изменению: впервые с 1941 года Европа не может рассчитывать на «оборонный зонтик» США; теперь она сама по себе.

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