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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS- Such Glorious Retreat

 taken the international stage. The Rho- desian guerilla forces and the ideological complexion of the future Zim- babwian regime are both taking shape ander the protective shadow of Frelimo and the MPLA. The future of Namibia and Zimbabwe and also of Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Zaire, and South Africa itself, can no longer be determined by last year's emergence of a Vorsterian strategy for the region. Ian Smith's intransigence, the inability of INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS South Africa to foist a more flexible leadership on Rhodesian whites, and the victories of the people behind Machel and Neto, have put paid to that. The future of Southern Africa can now only be settled militarily, and for the moment a least will be dominated by the path that Machel has to steer between the dictates "of revolutionary principle and the realpolitik of a theatre in which every conceivable international interest comes into play.

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