FOREIGN RELATIONS: Through the Back Door

The current objective of Soviet foreign policy, if performance is a guide, is to achieve a division of the world that is variously called "coexistence," "disengagement," or just "facing the facts." Likely reason: by gaining world sanction for its past conquests (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, China, Czechoslovakia, etc.), Communism robs the free world of any forceful reason for the counterchallenge that ranges from forward military bases to nonrecognition of

Red China. The U.S. has successfully fended off the coexistence gambit in many a deceptive form—including siren calls to one more summit...

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