The last three months of 1955 were marked by one dominant event: the collapse of the “Geneva spirit,” at least until expediency requires its resurrection, and a return to the cold war with the position of the West considerably weakened. It is hardly an exaggeration to speak of a severe crisis in U.S. foreign policy. Here are a few indices:
• A considerable advantage recently won by the Communist Party in Indonesia’s elections.
• The sudden and apparently deep penetration of Russian diplomacy in the Near East.
• The establishment, with consequences not yet measured, of diplomatic relations between the Adenauer regime and Russia.
• Tentative but significant reestablishment of cordial relations between Yugoslavia and Russia.
• A further deterioration of the U.S. position in Germany.
• The remarkably successful tour of Khrushchev and Bulganin in Asia, together with the even more remarkably obtuse statement o...
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