THERE was enough motion on the political chessboard of Europe last week to confound even the most nimble-witted Grand Master. Wherever one turned, there seemed to be delegations hurrying to and fro, trailing position papers, press releases and calculated leaks—Germans and Arabs, Russians and Americans, Israelis and even Chinese.

Much of the activity centered in Moscow and Bonn. It was a case of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolltik and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev's Realpolitik advancing on the board at the same time. The result was a flurry of negotiations, the likes of which...

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