俄罗斯行径的根源

纽约—在新闻和历史之间并无明确的时间界限,但通常,历史学家的优势在于他们所写的东西反映了过去几年、几十年甚至几百年的内容。时间是信息曝光、回忆录写作和事件重要性自动显现的必要条件。现在看来琐碎的东西未来可能无比重要,正如现在的突出因素可能随着时间而褪色。

但是,无论如何,西方已经没有奢侈去等待思考最近的乌克兰事件的意义,因为西方不能保证克里米亚发生的事情是独特的。数千俄军仍集结于乌克兰东境:每一天都会涌现关于乌克兰内部动乱的新报道,其中一些动乱据说是俄罗斯煽动的。

因此,我们必须马上行动起来,弄明白最近的事件对俄罗斯、其总统普京以及国际秩序的意义。迅速吸取教训也极为重要。

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