Diplomacy: Out of All Proportion

A contradictory hot-and-cold atmosphere pervades current East-West relations. On one hand, the U.S. and Soviet Union are resuming their critical Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in Helsinki this week. Last week the two powers agreed in Moscow to continue working toward compatible docking systems for their spacecraft, which could lead to eventual joint ventures beyond the earth. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, on his way home from a U.S. visit, became the first Soviet official of his rank ever to visit West Germany; while there, he conferred with Bonn's Foreign Minister Walter...

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