FOREIGN RELATIONS: A Little of Everything

Even while the Byrnes-Wallace controversy raged and U.S. foreign policy was, in effect, in suspension, the U.S. last week made significant moves on the diplomatic chessboard.

Trade Charter. To all nations the State Department offered a proposed charter of world trade to establish a common code of commercial practices, set up an international trade organization, and work for the gradual elimination of discriminatory and preferential tariffs. Russia was eligible to join; in fact, the charter had been tailored to fit Russia's state trust setup.

Iceland Bases. Pummeled in the Russian press and chided...

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