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US IN ASIA- Dissolving Alliances

So long as the Manila Pact continues in some form so can "collective defence" with all that it means in terms of security relations with USA; all thai would go is certain facets of Seato, such extra-territoriality in the case of the Philippines and the rather dubious basis upon which US troops were inducted into Thailand. At the time Seato was formed some member countries could not resist these and other similar facets. Now they feel they can, and without losing whatever advantage they see in a special security equation with USA. But far from hiding these advantages or his desire for them, President Marcos has clearly said in another statement that he does not desire US withdrawal from Southeast Asia because that would upset the big power balance in the region.

FOREIGN POLICY-Where Bureaucracy Thrives

to the Right. The lack of programmatic clarity on the part of MGR's following should not lead to any underestiuation of either its radicalism or the possibilities inherent in this radicalism. There can be no worthwhile Left and democratic unity in this state which does not take into its scope this vast and seething force. The polidealisation of this force, as of any other mass force, will take place through direct experience and the explication of this experience. Making sophisticated grimaces at it from the sidelines would not help. The stability and final shape of this trend are not matters of immediate concern.

Simla and the Prospects for Peace

once the holding company is formed and its chairman is invested with the status and powers of secretary to government, Other problems of a policy nature will arise. What is the likely extent of autonomy that the holding company might be allowed while operating? It has been argued that the very concept of a holding company is designed to ensure that public investments in this vital sector are utilised in conformity with the socio-economic objectives of government. and parliament. To some extent, this will impinge on the autonomy of the holding company, in practice if not in theory. The government and, in the case of the proposed three steel plants in the south, the Prime Minister personally have taken decisions in the name of socio-economic considerations which have disregarded technical and economic considerations and have saddled the operating companies in the public sector with enormous liabilities, present and future. If the holding company is to function under the direction of a Ministry in the government, there is bound to be constant friction and we might have a spectacle similar to what has been seen in IISL. Questions will also arise about the holding company's precise relationship with the companies within its ambit. This is of special importance in relation to IISL, Will the present structure of IISL continue after the formation of the holding company or will it be broken up into four separate companies each operating one of its plants three mild steel plants and one special and alloy steels plant. If HSL remains as it is, it would constitute a further layer between the holding company and the plants. Thus all that we would have is another tier in the hierarchy which might well clog up matters further.

Twice Chewed and Tasteless

nial tree crops, often with the help of his sons, he did not want to see the fruits of his labour go to his sister's sons. The Tola! devised devious methods to pass on property to their sons. Some even talked of a shift from matrilmy.

Area Studies in Indian Universities

October 2, 1971 Area Studies in Indian Universities J A Naik IN most Western countries the academic community gets its due share in shaping the nations' foreign policies. For instance, according to newspaper reports, when President Nixon decided to review his Vietnam policy, the State Department was working in consultation with more than 100 academics who had specialised in related areas. What is the situation in India? Even if the Government had decided to bring academics into the picture at some stage for such a major foreign policy decision as that to have a defence alliance with Russia, what could it do? Where are the persons who can discuss Soviet affairs with specialised knowledge? In the whole of India there might be at the most three or four academics who have taken the trouble of specialising in Soviet studies; similarly, in the whole of the country there is only one centre for Soviet studies employing one specialist. This is how we arc approaching the task or encouraging study of an area which should be of the utmost importance to us.

Soviet Union s Pakistan Policy

with the bourgeoisie, that it was never trusted by the JVP. Also, the Government precipitated the JVP attack by arresting its leader Rohana Wijeweera (educated on a Government scholarship in Lumumba University, USSR) and then soon declaring an Emergency in order to keep him under arrest. This precipitation prevented an alliance with the working classes

Sino-Soviet Confrontation-Repercussions on Soviet Foreign Policy

January 3, 1970 50 per cent of the investment from their own funds. While 10 farmers borrowed the major part of the investment from 'other sources', nine of them borrowed from the 'co-operative land development bank'. Of the nine, eight borrowed more than 50 per cent SOVIET Russia today is perhaps the most expanding power on earth. At the same time, in all the places where Soviet power has reached out, it is under tension for retaining its control. What the United States had undertaken under Dulles, Soviet Russia is now undertaking under Brezhnev

Russia s Policies towards Neighbours

National defence is the great obsession of Soviet foreign policy, and all other considerations
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