This newsletter contains four articles on various topics. The article by A.G. Mountain concerns opportunities offered to South Africa by the East Coast islands. Colin Eglin’s article states that it is in the interests of South Africa, Southern Africa and the people of South West Africa to resolve the impasse over the status of this territory. Denis Worrall’s article discusses the circumstances leading to West Germany signing non-aggression treaties with the Soviet Union and Poland in 1970, and their significance for West Germany, Western Europe, and East-West relations. The last article in the newsletter reports on the biennial meeting of the Institute’s National Executive Council in February 1972.