You Americans Make It Difficult

A Kremlin aide talks about Reagan, the MX and Afghanistan

Georgi Arbatov, 59, worked closely with General Secretary Yuri Andropov from 1964 to 1967, when, as a young research scholar, Arbatov joined the Central Committee's department in charge of relations with other Communist parties. Four years later, Arbatov founded the Institute of the U.S.A. and Canada, an influential policy-related think tank that studies all aspects of U.S. life. In an exclusive interview in his Moscow office last week with TIME Moscow Bureau Chief Erik Amfitheatrof and Reporter Felix Rosenthal, Arbatov predictably blamed the...

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