RHODESIA: Paving the Way for Consensus

A new strategy to separate a pragmatist from a zealot

"Better to jaw-jaw than war-war." So argued British Foreign Secretary David Owen, quoting the Churchillian maxim at the conclusion of the latest Anglo-American mission to southern Africa. The future of Rhodesia was as uncertain as ever last week as U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance completed his quick visit to Dar es Salaam, Pretoria and Salisbury and headed for Moscow. But Vance and his colleagues took comfort in the fact that the negotiating process was still alive. Moreover, the mission may have helped...

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