UNITED NATIONS: *High Hopes & Bitter Tea

Last week, peace seemed finally in sight in the long-drawn war between the Dutch and the Indonesian Nationalists. In Batavia, the U.N. Commission for Indonesia announced a cease-fire agreement. Worn down by Nationalist guerrilla fighting and worried by Communist advances in Asia, the Dutch had finally given in to the stern resolution of the Security Council, condemning their "police action" last year.

Key point of the Batavia agreement was restoration, to the Nationalists, of Jogjakarta, the Republic's capital, which Dutch parachutists had seized (TIME, Dec. 27). It also provided for the release...

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