RHODESIA: Time for Benign Neglect

London and Washington decide, for the moment, to do nothing

Sometime this week, a new multiracial government headed by Bishop Abel Muzorewa will take office in Rhodesia. Since the bishop was the victor in seemingly free elections in which at least 60% of the country's blacks went to the polls, Washington and London face the agonizing dilemma of whether or not to recognize the new regime and lift economic sanctions against Rhodesia. After three days of talks in London between U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and the new British Foreign Secretary,...

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