挑战无序

慕尼黑—二战结束后不出几年,当美国批准北大西洋公约、我们与欧洲的关系得到巩固时,杜鲁门总统直言:“大西洋地区国家越是能够合作致力于和平,对所有地方的所有人民就越有利。”

此后的几十年证明了他的正确性。此外,随着我们的跨大西洋关系日益强大、日益扩大,欧洲、美国和全球的民主、繁荣与稳定也变得日益强大、日益扩大。

但是,尽管今天的跨大西洋关系与以往一样强大和关键,毫无疑问我们正站在定义我们的伙伴关系的关键时刻。我们面临着多重考验,其中两大考验尤其值得关注,因为它们考验着国际法、多边机制和过去七十年来我们所致力于构建和维持的全球秩序。

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