Kennedy, John F.
October 1957
Foreign Affairs;Oct57, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
International events are subject to a double pull -- a search for political identity by the new states and the search for unity among the established states of the world. As Europe draws in upon itself toward a Common Market and greater political integration, Africa is breaking apart into new and emergent states. Through the world today there runs both a tide toward and away from sovereignty. The author of this article aims to identify and examine the two central weakness in the foreign policy: first, the failure to appreciate how the forces of nationalism are rewriting the geopolitical map of the world -- especially in North Africa, southeastern Europe and the Middle East; and second, a lack of decision and conviction in the leadership, which has recoiled from clearly informing both the people and Congress.


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