The Smuts House Notes aim to provide a regular forum for brief expressions of opinion on topical aspects of contemporary international life. This is followed by articles of a symposium considering three views on the relations between the Republic and the United States. The Changing patterns in US-SA Relations seeks to outline the structure and scope of interaction between the United States and South Africa and to explore the chief determinants of past, present and possible future policy trends. The paper titled Foreign pressures on South Africa aims at examining the conceptual frame that lies behind a particular set of pressures on South Africa which are now being advocated in the United States. The article on the LOME II treaty discusses the relationship between the European Community and the North-South dialogue