Nation: Reagan Confronts the World

And he sees everywhere the threat of Communist takeover

Ronald Reagan has based his triumphant campaign partly on both his criticism of Jimmy Carter's "weakness" as Commander in Chief and his own promise that he would be tougher in the conduct of diplomacy and defense. TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott examines the outlines of the Reagan foreign policy that is emerging in the campaign:

Reagan's main foreign policy theme is anti-Sovietism—visceral, unequivocal and global. In his stump speeches, Reagan's voice vibrates with passion when he refers to "the historical role of the Soviet...

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