Püüdes aru saada USA välispoliitikast


Kolmapäeva pärastlõunal pidas USA välisminister Hillary Clinton välispoliitilise kõne Washingtonis Välissuhete Nõukogus. Kõne teksti lugema asudes püüdsin tabada, mis on hetkel Foggy Bottomi töölaual esireas.


Alljärgnevalt siis mõned rõhuasetused ning järeldused Clintoni kõnest.


"President Obama has led us to think outside the usual boundaries. He has launched a new era of engagement based on common interest, shared values and mutual respect."


"Liberty, democracy, justice and opportunity underline our priorities."


"No nation can meet these challenges alone, no challenge can be met without America."


"We will not hesitate to defend our friends, our interests, and above all, our people vigorously and when necessary with the world's strongest military."


"Smart power translates into specific policy approaches in five areas. First, we intend to update and create vehicles for cooperation with our partners; second, we will pursue principled engagement with those who disagree with us; third, we will elevate development as a core pillar of American power; fourth, we will integrate civilian and military action in conflict areas; and fifth, we will leverage key sources of American power, including our economic strength and the power of our example."


"I believe NATO is the greatest alliance in history. But it was built for the Cold War. The new NATO is a democratic community of nearly a billion people stretching from the Baltics in the East to Alaska in the West. We are working to update its strategic concept so that is as effective in this century it was in the last."


"We will also put special emphasis on encouraging major and emerging global powers - China, India, Russia and Brazil, as well as Turkey, Indonesia and South Africa - to be full partners in tackling the global agenda. I want to underscore the importance of this task, and my personal commitment to it. These states are vital to achieving solutions to the shared problems and advancing our priorities - nonproliferation, counterterrorism, economic growth, climate change, among others. With these states, we will stand firm on our principles even as we seek common ground."


"If we don't invest in diplomacy and development, we will end up paying a lot more for conflicts and their consequences."


Need on vaid mõned väljavõtted Clintoni kõnest. Mulle jäi sellest kaksipidine tunne. Esiteks püüab uus administratsioon ja Foggy Bottom sealhulgas taibukamalt kombineerida soft and real power. Võimalik, et tänases maailma (ja USA) majanduslikus ning julgeolekuseisus on see üks väheseid valikuid.


Teisalt siiski ei veennud Clinton, et president Obama algatatud "avatud uste poliitikal" oleks täna sügavam ning läbimõeldum strateegia. Täpsemini jättis ta endiselt vastamata küsimusele: kuidas üha enam reaalpolitiseeruvas maailmas kaitsta vabaduse ja õigluse põhimõtteid, mis nii tähtsad USAle ja tema liitlastele.

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Anonüümne ütles …
"No nation can meet these challenges alone, no challenge can be met without America."


See on nagu Savisaare jutt, et ilma KE-ta ei saa ühtegi püsivat valitsust teha. :)
Anonüümne ütles …
No aga eks Savisaar ju loeb ka ometi lehti ja peab blogi. KE on ju päris palju kopeerinud võtteid, mis Obama kampaanias kasutati. Ainult et, kui USA puhul see väide reaalsus, siis Savisaare puhul... no unistada ju võib, et "mina tegelikult olengi Ameerika!".

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