Foreign News: Traps & Transfers

In Cairo last week three of the East's new rulers gathered to take advantage of the defeat of the British in Jordan.

Cairo newspapers headily called their session (held in Farouk's old palace) an Arabic "parley at the summit." It was quite a summit. Egypt's 38-year-old Dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser, flush with achievement, had called the meeting and brought it new Middle East prestige: with his purchase of Communist arms and his inflammatory broadcasts to neighboring states, he had done as much as any man to seize opportunity on the troubled Mediterranean rim. As a show of his strength, he sent Soviet-made...

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