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伦敦 ——

如今,身为一名决策者可不容易。我们正处在一个难以预测的时代,世界看来正陷于无休止的变动之中,人们所面对的挑战也非常巨大;而最令人头痛的还要数:许多情况下出现的、正确短期政治与正确长期政策之间的冲突。

在经济问题、气候争论以及安全事务等领域中,近期的压力往往倒向一边:人们要求政府在经济活动中扮演更为重要的角色;希望待到财政形势更为适宜之际,再达成气候协议;此外还应避免在打击全球恐怖主义问题上、作出实质性的军事承诺。然而在上述各议题中,正确的长期政策几乎都肯定与这些观点截然相反。

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