SAIIA Newsletter No. 4, 1972
This newsletter contains five articles by various authors. Dr. W. Pfeiffenberger’s article deals with questions concerning South Africa’s relations with the UN, the competence of the latter according to the UN Charter, the political implications of the present UN policy, and the prospects for future UN actions related to South Africa. The Statement of the South African Foreign Minister in the general debate of the UN General Assembly states that South Africa welcomes developments that lessen international tension. John Barratt’s article focuses on the political aspects of South Africa’s external relations, although it is impossible to separate domestic and foreign policies, especially in South Africa’s case. The article by David W. Harkness describes the current crisis in Ireland, discusses its troubled history with Britain, and sketches the events leading up to the current troubles, starting at the beginning of the twentieth century with the Irish demand for home rule and the Northern Irish opposition to it, conflicts between Protestant and Catholic communities and the increase of violence, leading to use of terrorism by the IRA and the current tense situation. David Hirschmann’s article is a review of ‘Apartheid and International Relations’, the last of ten sections included in a book edited by Professor Rhoodie on South African race relations and policies.