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特朗普对朝鲜的绥靖

丹佛—美国总统特朗普已经与朝鲜领导人金正恩会面三次——每一次都是大张旗鼓——但他可能依旧相信,这个隐士王国正在去核化。果真如此的话,他也许是唯一一个这样认为的人,因为朝鲜频繁进行导弹试射和武器升级。

一年后特朗普政府的朝鲜政策会是什么样子,我们只能猜测,但现在,双方好像都得到了自己想要的。特朗普陷入了小僵局,可能一直持续到2020年11月美国总统大选,而金正恩则让美韩军事演习一直出于暂停状态,以此作为其冻结核试验的交换。

与金正恩的峰会不应该导致当前的“冻结换冻结”安排,这一安排削弱了美韩联盟。但2018年6月在新加坡第一次与金正恩会面时,特朗普决定遵从自己的直觉。此后,美国的朝鲜政策一直处在错误的方向上。

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    The Terrorism Paradox

    Robert Skidelsky

    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.