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美国和中国的朝鲜机遇

纽约——虽然并非显而易见,但朝鲜很可能是苏联解体后美中关系最大的机遇。无论这种潜力能否实现,它存在的原因都不难理解。

近半个世纪前,当代中美关系诞生的基础是关于苏联对两国构成威胁的共同忧虑。美中关系是“敌人的敌人是朋友”这句古老格言教科书式的案例。

除了共同敌人的消失,这样的关系几乎可以抵御任何东西。当然这恰恰是1989年冷战结束和1992年初苏联解体时所发生的问题。

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