DIPLOMACY: Moscow's Geopolitics

A Kissinger answer to a global challenge

The Soviet presence on the Horn of Africa, says former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, was not an "unselfish" response to an appeal from Ethiopia involving its quarrel with Somalia. Moscow's purpose was geopolitical: "To outflank the Middle East, to demonstrate that the U.S. cannot protect its friends, to raise doubts in Saudi Arabia right across the Red Sea, in Egypt, in the Sudan, in Iran. " Speaking in Manhattan last week to the International Radio and Television Society, Kissinger suggested that four basic principles should be kept in mind−perhaps by...

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