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诚然,南非的银行经受住了2008-2009年经济衰退的压力,而且在过去20年中,南非储备银行一直将通胀率控制在接近3% -6%的目标范围。但长达10年的收入停滞、失业率上升,以及一系列商业不法行为和官员腐败的曝光,都引发了公众的普遍不满。无怪乎非洲国民大会及其主要竞争对手民主联盟的得票率都下降了,而且左派和右派的民族主义政党支持率都在上升。


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    Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria

    Carl Bildt

    US President Donald Trump's impulsive decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and allow Turkey to launch a military campaign against the Kurds there has proved utterly disastrous. But a crisis was already inevitable, given the realities on the ground and the absence of a coherent US or Western policy in Syria.


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