中期选举之后的美国外交政策

发自纽约——在本次中期选举中,只有为数不多的美国人是基于外交政策的原因而投票的。鉴于美国的全球影响力,世界其他地方的人们可能难以理解这一点,但这却是一个合理的事实。

毕竟绝大多数美国人都将精力放在了国内的增长停滞和长期高失业率之上。而那些全球危机似乎离他们的日常生活太遥远了。冷战结束已经是上一代人的话题;9·11恐怖袭击也已经过去将近十年。大多数美国人都对派驻阿富汗和伊拉克的庞大军队所付出的牺牲毫无知觉。

虽然外交政策并未对本次中期选举产生重大影响,但这却不意味着选举结果不会影响美国的外交政策。影响是必然的,但会以一种反复无常甚至令人大吃一惊的方式。

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