The World: Harriman: A Veteran's View

For more than three decades, Veteran Negotiator W. Averell Harriman, 82, has helped shape U.S. foreign policy. Among his varied duties, the roving diplomat has served as administrator of the Marshall Plan in Paris, chief negotiator of the 1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty and Ambassador to Moscow. Always a blunt and clear-eyed evaluator of Soviet intentions, Harriman recently returned to Moscow for a three-hour private discussion with Leonid Brezhnev in the Kremlin. In an interview last week with TIME Correspondent Strobe Talbott, he discussed the state of U.S.-Soviet relations:

ON DÉTENTE. I'm a strong believer in détente and certainly believe Nixon should...

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