FOREIGN RELATIONS: Toward the Summit

In a shuffle of letters to Western chiefs of government and cocktail-party comments to Western diplomats, the Kremlin has been working hard to spread the notion that a parley at the summit is inevitable—on the Kremlin's terms. Newsmen in Europe and Washington have helped the notion along by reporting surges of what was called "world opinion" in favor of a parley to "end" the cold war. When the U.S., anxious not to repeat the letdown of 1955's spirit of Geneva, insisted that points at issue be explored at the foreign minister or ambassadorial level before any summit meeting, the...

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