ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Net Too Appetising

over, Nixon, who at the moment looks like being the next US President, has endorsed a new approach to Asia and appears to be veering round to the view that Washington should be extremely cautious in undertaking any commitments in Asia. But even if Nixon does not win, Humphrey will have to follow the policy evolved during the fag-end of the Johnson Administration of which the Clifford state ment is an index. What adds to the exasperation of Australians is that two of their allies in South-East Asia appear far from ready for any kind of co-operation and are actually on the verge of a conflict. The Sabah dispute has dramatically exposed the problems of regional co-operation in South- East Asia, precisely at a time when Washington appears to be putting all its eggs in this basket.

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