Paul Lachine

Дипломатия и двойные стандарты

КАНБЕРРА – С каких пор приемлемая дипломатическая осторожность и реализм стали считаться неоправданным отречением от моральных норм? На передовой внешней политики не каждому есть до этого дело, но те, кого это заботит, часто оказываются перед крайне неудобным выбором.

Переговоры о спасающем жизни мире могут означать амнистию для убийственно виновных. Жить в условиях тирании может быть безопаснее, нежели вступить на путь анархии. Умиротворение нестабильной ситуации не обязательно требует публичного осуждения поведения, которое взывает к осуждению. Принятие правильного решения в реальном мире значительно сложнее, чем на занятиях по философии.

Однако иногда линия оказывается пересечена, все значимые игроки знают об этом, а последствия потенциально серьезны. Провал США, до сегодняшнего дня не прекративших военную помощь Египту в ответ на устроенную режимом резню сотен сторонников «Братьев мусульман» в тюрьмах и на улицах, является самым явным и недавним случаем, какой только можно найти.

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