COLD WAR: Concessions & Resolutions

So far, in preparation for the four-power meeting in Berlin, the three Western powers had made all the concessions. After suggesting Jan. 4 for the meeting, they let Russia set the date: Jan. 25. The West wanted to meet in Lugano, Switzerland; when Russia proposed Berlin, the Western powers agreed to that, too. The West wanted to take up only the question of Germany and Austria, but it conceded to Russia's demand for an agendaless or wide open conference. Last week the Western powers gave in again. After days of haggling, the four powers agreed to hold their discussions...

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