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Israel and Africa

Israel and Africa Rahul Burman THE isolation of Israel from Black Africa has been one of the more important products of the October war. A year and a half ago, Israel had diplomatic relations with all the members of the Organisation of African Unity, except the eight Arab and/or Muslim countries in the north, and Guinea, which had severed relations after the June war in 1967. Now Israel has diplomatic relations with only four small countries, all almost entirely dependent on South Africa

China s Naval Capabilities

China's Naval Capabilities Rahul Burman THE recent exertion of Chinese authority over the Paracel group or islands in the South China Sea was largely a naval operation involving various arms of the Chinese navy. Missile-boats, landing craft, naval aircraft and marines appear to have been used in a brisk, co-ordinated action against South Vietnamese naval vessels and marines. The Paracels operation seems to indicate careful nurturing and development of Chinese naval strength since 1949.
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