TITLE

AFTER THE PARIS DEBACLE

AUTHOR(S)
Pearson, Lester B.
PUB. DATE
July 1960
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul1960, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes the effect of the breakdown of Paris, France, summit conference diplomacy on the relations between the Communist bloc and the free democratic coalition; on relations within that coalition and, more particularly, on the position of the United States as its leader. The signs point to a colder war than the U.S. have been experiencing of late. Coexistence is likely to become chilly. The signs, however, though they may soon change, are for a return to a tougher and more intransigent line in Soviet Union policy to a colder war. There may be more snarling than smiling, then, at the council table. That will be depressing, though nothing to cause pain. The Western countries, refusing to be stampeded into matching the talk or the methods of the other side, should remain calm as well as firm. The U.S. should, however, change the emphasis in its diplomatic methods. Summit diplomacy, therefore, should not be exalted into a normal political practice, at least not for Western democratic countries. It was natural, and even necessary, for the court to follow the King in medieval times.
ACCESSION #
14718333

 

Related Articles

  • Our Middle East diplomacy pays off. Spain, James W. // America;3/12/1955, Vol. 92 Issue 24, p613 

    The article discusses the successful diplomatic efforts of the U.S. to strengthen the Middle East against possible Communism aggression. State Secretary John Foster Dulles stated in a May 1953 report that several Arab countries pay little attention to the threat posed by Soviet communism due to...

  • FEZ FIASCO.  // New Republic;12/16/81, Vol. 185 Issue 24, p8 

    Focuses on the collapse of the Arab summit meeting in Fez, Morocco, burying the peace plan proposed by Saudi Arabia. Ambiguity of the plan as to the ultimate fate of what would be left of Israel; Provisions in the plan reading as implicit recognition of Israel's right to exist; Argument of Saudi...

  • REIMAGINING DIPLOMACY. COPELAND, DARYL // Canadian Geographic;Oct2011, Vol. 131 Issue 5, p36 

    In this article author discusses the nature of diplomacy and international politics of Canada's capital. He mentions Canada is dynamic and diverse globalize nation, but its Ottawa is cold and conservative. Further he suggests that Canada could play a significant host to more multilateral...

  • The Peacemakers/Part 2. Childs, Marquis // Saturday Evening Post;10/21/1961, Vol. 234 Issue 42, p78 

    Presents the second installation of an article on a peace conference that had been called because of an impending nuclear war in Switzerland. Question of Geoffrey Hawkes, the British Foreign Secretary, on the role of the conference to prevent a Middle East disaster; Refusal of Hawkes of the...

  • IN CUBA, THE LAST COMMUNIST GOD IS DYING AFTER DECADES OF TYRANNY. BUT IF YOU THOUGHT FIDEL CASTRO WAS BAD, WAIT UNTIL YOU MEET HIS BROTHER RAUL. Hitchens, Peter // CardLine;2006, Vol. 6 Issue 30, p101 

    Sinister black flags fly this week on the windy seafront of Havana, their mourning colour seeming to foretell an approaching death. In fact the dark banners are part of an obscure propaganda war between Cuba's communist state and the reviled American diplomatic mission which sits sulkily in the...

  • CRNA GORA I SAD 1905 - 1918,. Lakovic, Ivan // Istorijski Zapisi;2010, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p285 

    This article presents a report on a symposium held in Podgorica, Montenegro, on diplomatic relations between the United States and Montenegro, and at which a the publication of a book on US-Montenegrin relations was celebrated. The book, entitled "Montenegro and the USA in the documents of the...

  • THE RED STAR COMES DOWN.  // America;12/16/1939, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p266 

    The author reflects on the continuing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. The U.S. President is reported to be hesitating to break off such relations. The author notes that dealings with the Soviet regime had brought only sorrow and misfortune to...

  • Asia, China and International Law*. DAI, Bingguo // Chinese Journal of International Law;Mar2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1 

    The author addresses a number of issues concerning international law in 2012. He begins with the opening of the Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law in Beijing, China. He then discusses the employment of diplomacy to the application of international law. In addition, the...

  • The Rift Between Britain and France. Healey, Denis // New Republic;11/9/59, Vol. 141 Issue 19, p7 

    The division of opinion which is delaying the Summit conference emphasizes once again the ability of France and Germany, if not to decide what allied policy shall be, at least to veto a policy of which they disapprove. It also emphasizes the gulf which has developed between Great Britain and the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics