East-West: Now it's START That's Stopping

The Soviets ease away from another set of arms negotiations

There was a strong hint of deja vu in the wintry air of Geneva last week as U.S. negotiators at the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) filed into the headquarters of their Soviet opposite numbers, across the Avenue de la Paix from the Palais des Nations. Inside the Villa Rose, Chief Soviet Negotiator Victor Karpov greeted the Americans with a brief statement. "Changes in the global strategy situation" said Karpov, had made it necessary for his country to "review all the problems...

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