The World: Moscow: Success in India, Fear of China

THERE is no summer slowdown where some of the world's more stubborn quarrels are concerned: Catholics and Protestants in Ulster; Arabs and Israelis (and, increasingly, Arabs and Arabs) in the Middle East; Hindus and Moslems (not to mention Bengalis and Punjabis) on the Indian subcontinent. These discords are at once so enduring, so volatile and so impassioned that they sometimes make the quarrels among the superpowers seem rational and readily soluble. Indeed, in a week when the communiqués of conflict bore datelines like Belfast, Beirut and Dacca, it is noteworthy that the Big...

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