DIPLOMACY: Can Jimmy Carterize Foreign Policy?

Even as they prepare to receive the U.S. Secretary of State on his first official visit to Moscow, Kremlin leaders fume as they hear yet another rhetorical outpouring about human rights from Washington. West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, angered by a hard new U.S. stand on economic, nuclear and defense issues, struggles to understand the complex personality of the evangelist in the White House. Israelis and Arabs wonder what the President means by his seemingly offhand use of heavily freighted Middle Eastern code words. Brazil's prickly military leaders—along with other authoritarian...

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