INTERNATIONAL: Triple Entente?

It was no mere spontaneous decision that prompted M. Paul Hymans, Belgium's astute and shrewd Foreign Minister, to propose last week a new Triple Entente* with Belgium taking Russia's place.**

Already Belgium has an alliance with France about which Britain has professed some anxiety. With Britain's southeastern seaboard within shellfire from the coast of Flanders, she has long made it a cardinal policy to protect the independence of the little kingdom. In Napoleonic times England warred on the Continent because of this danger, and for the...

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