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Survey of International Affairs, 1951

Survey of International Affairs, 1951

By Peter Calvocoressi

Oxford University Press (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 1954, 505 pp.

With this solid contribution to contemporary history the "Survey" returns to its annual basis, which was interrupted by the war, and includes again a section on Middle Eastern affairs. During the year, the author concludes, "the Communist part of the world, with its potential allies among the under-nourished and the foreign-governed, remained formidable, hostile and mysterious." And the Western Powers "seemed more inclined to wait upon events than to fashion them."