SAIIA Newsletter vol. 8, no. 1, 1976
This newsletter contains four articles and three brief reports: Ian M. Hume’s article discusses the World Bank and its assistance to Africa. It gives a general outline of the Bank and its structural framework and structure of operations before focussing on its operations in Africa. John Barratt’s article gives a general profile of the Ivory Coast and its policy towards South Africa. It discusses Ivory Coast’s political and economic development and its place in Africa, and then considers its achievements and problems in nation-building, and its external relations and dialogue with South Africa. N.J. McNally’s article describes the author’s view of Rhodesia. He has found that the concept of qualified franchise does not lead to co-operation, but to polarisation, and does not seem like a workable solution. After the dissolution of the Central African Federation, Rhodesia was dominated by the Rhodesian Front party. Rhodesia’s present situation is delicately balanced. There seems no prospect of a settlement, but the author still hopes that it can be achieved. Dr. Henry Kissinger’s article describes the relationship between United States foreign policy and its national security, and states that a strong defence underpins a strong foreign policy. The US faces serious challenges to its security deriving from conditions of the thermonuclear age, the ambiguities of contemporary power and the revolution in technology. The article looks at long-term defence posture, and concludes that military strength is crucial to America’s security. The brief reports concern the United States and the world, the Soviet record of intervention in Angola, and the United States Senate hearing on policy towards southern Africa.