World: EUROPE: SUPERSEDING THE PAST

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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!