Diplomacy: A Move Toward Moderation

The nonaligned nations return to their original course

New Delhi, a stately capital even under normal circumstances, sparkled for the occasion. Signposts and road markers had been freshly whitewashed, silken banners fluttered along the main thoroughfares, and garlands of spring flowers and marigolds hung from the brick walls leading to the international conference center of Vigyan Bhavan. The elaborate preparations signaled the arrival of delegates from 101 countries, including 60 national leaders ranging from Argentina's President Reynaldo Bignone to Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Robert Mugabe. They had come to India for the...

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