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意料之中的美国意外

丹佛——当美国新总统2017年1月开始工作时,有些明显的外交事务已经在等待之中——其中有些事务比其他更有耐心。其中有些长期问题不需要介绍:朝鲜及其核野心、中国及其全球野心、俄罗斯及其恶毒野心,当然还有中东及其不正常的野心。

但迎接新总统的危机往往出乎所有人预料之外。当乔治·W·布什2001年宣誓就任时,他本想增加国防开支、部署反导系统并解除几项长期多边武器控制义务。但事实却恰恰相反,布什政府所面临的问题完全出乎预料,其中包括阿富汗和伊拉克问题,在接下来的8年中一直困扰着布什政府。

下一任政府就职时同样的情况也可能发生。脱颖而出的有几种可能性。

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