The Nation: Learning to Live with Russia

As world diplomats thumb and plumb President Nixon's book-length outline of U.S. foreign policy, the most dog-eared section is likely to be that covering U.S. attitudes toward the Soviet Union. It is an unusually frank appraisal of Russia's rise as a world power and suggests ways in which both superpowers should accommodate their differences through a realistic assessment of mutual self-interest. As such, it could have an influence on Kremlin decisions now being readied for unveiling at the Soviet Party Congress that begins later this month. Some excerpts:

THE last two decades witnessed the transformation of the Soviet Union from a Eurasian...

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