The World: Europe: The Search for Solutions

While the U.S. and China are engaged in a sudden flurry of diplomatic initiatives, Europe is preoccupied with its own negotiations. Though the European talks lack the drama of Peking's gestures, their outcome will have a profound effect on the future shape of the Continent. One of the negotiations tests whether Western Europe can gather the necessary resolve to make the decision for the expansion of the Common Market. The other centers on the basic question of whether or not the Soviet Union is genuinely prepared to help bring about an accommodation in...

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