This conclusion has two aims: the first is to consider whether spheres of influence will continue to have a place in possible future developments of the states system. The second is to end by advancing some tentative and very speculative thoughts about how the themes in this book might be applied to the interpretation of some events in the recent past.


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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    C. Holbraad, ‘The triangular system’, Cooperation and Conflict, vol. VIII (1973) p. 71–99.Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    See E.J. Hughes, ‘Winston Churchill and the formation of the United Nations Organization’, Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 9, no. 4 (Oct. 1974) pp. 184–7; and W. Lippmann, U.S. War Aims (Boston: Little, Brown, 1944).Google Scholar
  3. 7.
    Rajni Kothari, Footsteps into the Future, Diagnosis of the Present World and a Design for an Alternative (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 1974).Google Scholar
  4. 14.
    André Fontaine, Le Monde article reproduced in Guardian Weekly, 20 July 1980.Google Scholar
  5. 17.
    Professor J. Erickson in an interview with Hella Pick, Guardian Weekly, 17 Aug. 1980, p. 9.Google Scholar

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