新中立

东京—在整个冷战期间,苏联用一切可以想象的手段——包括重新统一这一终极诱惑——威逼利诱中立的德国。但不论是东德还是西德领导人,从阿登纳到勃兰特,都不为所动。在共产主义已经失败的地方,今天的极权重商主义能成功吗?

国家加入联盟或欧盟这样的实体,因为组成这样的集团能让成员获得明确的好处和义务,这是任何国际关系都无法与之媲美的。但是,对德国和韩国来说,与其历史盟友——分别是北约和美国——的关系似乎正在我们眼皮底下发生改变。

今天的俄罗斯和中国极权/重商主义政权大量购买商品,并承诺在未来还会继续加码,大有以商业手段完成苏联靠贿赂和威胁无法完成的任务。通商的规模令人咋舌,德国对华出口从十年前的259亿美元增长到2011年的876亿美元,而同期韩国出口从530亿美元增至1,330亿美元。

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