本文是 “International Relations of the middle east”  (中东的国际关系)的书摘。

Unfortunately, the steps that states take to maximize their own security jeopardize the interests of other states. In other words, the policies that any one government implements to build up its armed forces, mobilize its population, or boost its economic productivity put other states at a strategic disadvantage.

不幸的是,一个国家加强自身安全的努力会损害别国的利益。换句话说,政府采取的那些强化其军备、调动其人口或刺激其经济的措施,都把别国至于了不利的地位。