WASHINGTON (Jul. 30)
Nasserism must be stopped because it will lead to a war between the Arabs and Israel which under the present circumstances “would probably expand into a world war, ” according to Dr. Robert Strausz-Hupe, director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.
Writing in the current issue of “U.S. News and World Report, ” Dr. Strausz-Hupe warns that an Arab-Israel war could not be isolated. The real root of the trouble in the Middle East, this foreign policy authority declared. is in Cairo. “Nasser is the revolutionary factor in the Middle East and I cannot see any other solution except through his elimination.”
All of Col. Nasser’s gains to date, he continued, “must be credited to the concrete help and diplomatic leverage of his Soviet connection. ” He warned against being misled by suggestions that Nasser is seeking to free himself from Moscow, and described the Nasser-Tite meeting as “largely a blind. “
Col. Nasser, “like Hitler and Mussolini, thrives on dynamism–he must keep on winning. As soon as you stop him energetically, to a large extent you diminish his domestic support. Nasser is domestically very weak. ” As preventive action to stop the United Arab Republic President, Dr. Strausz-Hupe suggested the re establishment of the “independence of Lebanon and Iraq. “
The suggestion that the United States should give additional security guarantees to Israel in the light of present developments in the Middle East was made in the New York Times today by C. L. Sulzberger, the paper’s political correspondent. He also suggested that the United States should acknowledge Russia’s right to a voice in Middle Eastern affairs.