CONFERENCES: Toward the Big Peace

London's Little Peace Conference wound up in a festive blaze of cocktail and dinner parties. Preparations for the imminent Big Peace Conference began with a less festive scrubbing and whitewashing in Moscow's Moskva and Metropole Hotels. But the prospects for the meeting on which all of Europe's peace depends were not bright. The report to the Foreign Ministers, which the deputies turned in after a spell of predeadline frenzy, was largely a list of deadlocks.

Some progress had been made on the Austrian draft treaty (such as an agreement "in principle" that...

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