EAST-WEST: More Dustups on the Road to Detente

By an odd coincidence, foreign policy in both the U.S. and the Soviet Union is increasingly focusing on one date: Feb. 24, 1976. In the U.S., it is the day of the New Hampshire presidential primary and the official opening of the 1976 political season. In Russia, it is the first day of the 25th Communist Party Congress. On both sides, the whole structure and direction of the still experimental Soviet-American accommodation known as détente are becoming part of the domestic political debate. Under fire from some quarters for being too conciliatory,...

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