In This Review

Soviet Shadow Over Africa
Soviet Shadow Over Africa
By Walter F. Hahn and Alvin J. Cottrell
Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, 1977, 105 pp
South Africa: The Vital Link
South Africa: The Vital Link
Edited by Robert L. Schuettinger
Council on American Affairs, 1977, 120 pp
Sino-Soviet Intervention in Africa
Sino-Soviet Intervention in Africa
Edited by Roger Pearson
Council on American Affairs, 1977, 103 pp

Shoehorning a quantity of half-assimilated information into their worst-case analysis, Hahn and Cottrell focus on sealanes, southern African minerals, and Soviet stratagems; in the long run, they hint, the West may have to intervene to protect "compelling strategic and economic stakes." Cast in the same genre, the two Council on American Affairs collections are notable chiefly as a platform for congressional members of a potential Southern Africa lobby, including Senators Dewey F. Bartlett, James McClure and Carl Curtis; Representatives John H. Dent and Larry P. McDonald.