阿拉伯的奥巴马?

丹佛——

1989年以来,世界还是头一次经历这样一场追求自由与民主的熊熊烈火,这场大火横扫了这片辽阔而古老,迫切需要改革的大地,其势如排山倒海,无可阻挡。这场大火从马格里布地区烧到到地中海东部,然后又蔓延到阿拉伯半岛,正在改写着阿拉伯的历史。新一代领导人似乎正在准备接管权利。

类似这样的时刻对外交政策的制定者们带来了特别的挑战,他们必须一面关注目前的世界,一面又要谋划如何应对世界今后可能出现的情况。为努力做到这一点,奥巴马总统一直在高谈阔论“必须站在历史上正确一边”,或者引用鲍勃·迪伦(Bob Dylan)的话“如果你不能伸出手去帮一把的话,也决不要阻挡历史前进的车轮。”

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