MIDDLE EAST: On the Go Again

If ex-Diplomat Adolf A. Berle's hunch is right. Communist Russia has been operating its foreign policy by localized five-year plans—1945-50 for Europe, 1950-55 for Asia, 1955 on for the Middle East. Nasser let his new Soviet equipment be chewed up too quickly, and the Eisenhower Doctrine, which followed the Suez invasion, was a definite check to Soviet Middle East ambitions. Nonetheless the Russians were on the go again last week in the Middle East. Items:

>Moscow signed a $65-$100 million military-aid program with Syria (the most far gone of Arab states) under...

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