World: Germany: The Rocky Road to Recognition

DURING his first nine months in office, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt has been preoccupied with the elaborate orchestration of Ostpolitik, his policy of improving Bonn's relations with the Communist regimes to the east. Lately, the tempo has increased. Last week West German diplomats were in Warsaw for the fifth round of talks about Bonn's recognition of the Oder-Neisse Line as Poland's western border. This week Foreign Minister Walter Scheel is due in Moscow to continue—and possibly conclude—negotiations with the Soviet Union over a mutual renunciation-of-force agreement. Paris, London and Washington have...

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