Foreign News: Western Bloc

As the pattern of power politics crystallized in eastern Europe, another pattern was beginning to take shape in the west. Last week Belgium's Foreign Minister, Paul-Henri Spaak, arrived in London to talk western power bloc with Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden.

His mission had grown out of Eden's pointed hint in a recent House of Commons speech: "We could . . . use our close friendship with these countries [of western Europe] as a buttress to the strengthened general world structure. ... It gives us perhaps more authority with other great powers if we speak for the Commonwealth and for our...