重返國際舞台,拜登將如何帶領美國「與世界接觸」 Will Biden Be an Activist President on the World Stage?

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In capitals from Europe to Asia, diplomats and foreign-policy experts have questioned whether the United States is too divided, too weakened and too preoccupied by internal convulsions to play the kind of leadership role that Mr. Biden took for granted as a senator and vice president.

•diplomats and foreign-policy experts 外交官和外交政策專家
•preoccupied 全神貫注的,入神的;心事重重的
•internal convulsions 內部動盪
•leadership role 領導角色
•take for granted 認為理所當然的

從歐洲到亞洲,各國首都的外交官和外交政策專家都在質疑,美國是否太過分裂、太過虛弱、太過專注於內部動盪,而無法發揮出拜登作為參議員和副總統時認為理所當然的那種領導作用。

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Yet there are reasons to believe President Biden will be more visible and activist than many expect, even as he grapples with the pandemic, a massive economic recovery effort, and the deep divisions left by the Trump era. From the people he has chosen for key foreign policy posts to the travel opportunities he has this year, those who know Mr. Biden say he is unlikely to stay off the global stage for long.

•be more visible 更顯眼
•grapple with sth 盡力解決;設法對付;盡量克服
•a massive economic recovery effort 龐大的經濟復甦計劃
•deep divisions 深刻分歧
•key post 關鍵職位,職務
•be unlikely to 不太可能
•the global stage 國際舞台

然而,我們有理由相信,拜登總統將比許多人預期的更顯眼、更積極,儘管他仍在忙於應對疫情、龐大的經濟復甦計劃,以及川普時代留下的深刻分歧。了解拜登的人都說,從他為關鍵外交政策職位挑選的人選,到今年他有的出訪機會來看,他都不太可能長期遠離國際舞台。

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In his inaugural address, Mr. Biden said the “world is watching.” He promised that the United States had “come out stronger” from its recent stress test. And he pledged a restoration of American leadership in which, he said, “we’ll lead, not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.”

•inaugural address 就職演說
•stress test 壓力測試
•pledge (n./v.) 發誓;保證
•restoration 修復;恢復;重定
•lead by example 以身作則

拜登在就職演說中說「世界在注視」。他承諾,美國將從最近的壓力測試中「變得更加強大」。他承諾恢復美國的領導地位,他說:「我們將帶頭,不僅以我們的國力作為榜樣,而且以我們作為榜樣的力量。」

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