Petraeus se întoarce 1

Preşedintele Barack Obama şi generalul David Petraeus pe 23 iunie, ziua numirii acestuia din urmă în fruntea ISAF şi a forţelor americane din Afganistan. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America

Octavian Manea a publicat în Revista 22 o interesantă analiză privind numirea generalului american David Petraeus în fruntea ISAF şi a forţelor americane din Afganistan. Reproducem cu permisiunea autorului articolul în întregime.

„Pentru un militar nu mai este suficient să fie doar un simplu războinic, ci trebuie să devină un diplomat part-time, un politician part-time, un inginer part-time.“ (generalul William Caldwell).

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NATO – un hotel de lux geopolitic cu servicii de două stele 19

Madeleine Albright si Secretarul General al NATO Anders Fogh Rassmuse la prezentarea oficiala a Raportului privind Conceptul Strategic al NATO. Copyright NATO Press Center

Octavian Manea a publicat în Revista 22 o interesantă analiză privind Raportul Albright privitor la viitorul concept strategic al NATO. Reproducem cu permisiunea autorului articolul în întregime.

Lipsa serviciilor de 5 stele (a infrastructurii de apărare colectivă) şi pentru flancul estic poate fi interpretată în fapt ca absenţa voinţei politice de a veni fiecare în apărarea celuilalt.

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The Liberal Internationalist agenda (II) Răspunde

In its basic sense the doctrine of integration argues for a global consensus or a global compact that will define the threats and the challenges of the new era and, very important, will define new rules for the management of the international system.

First the new rules regulating the post 9/11 international system should be developed around new core concepts-conditional sovereignty, responsibility to protect, responsibility to prevent, that should become the pillars of a new doctrine of international community responsibility (along the directions developed in the so-called Blair Doctrine articulated in the 22nd April 1999 speech).

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The Liberal Internationalist agenda (I) Răspunde

The entire debate on the US post 9/11 grand strategy was generated by the necessity of proposing an alternative strategic worldview to the one articulated by George W. Bush Administration, highly influenced by the so-called neoconservative moment. The administration’s grand strategy crafted to help America to navigate in a post 9/11 security environment was the neoconservative revolution, and I will try to take a very brief snapshot of it: a neo-con America means basically a discretionary unipolar power liberated from any constraints, check and balances mechanisms; a discretionary Leviathan that enforces a global order that reflects US basic/ontological values; a neo-con America is fundamentally not a status-quo power, but a revolutionary power, an enlightened revisionist power that has the will to use its unipolar assets in order to democratize the world and alter the non-liberal status-quo; a neo-con America will naturally use coalitions of willing and will reject the formal entangling alliances that set constrains on US unipolar power.

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