Diplomacy: Merciful End to a Marathon

After 32 months, East and West come close to an accord

The conclave may go down in history as one of the longest, most arduous diplomatic marathons of the postwar period. Even so, delegates from 33 European countries, the U.S. and Canada were full of optimism last week: an end to their mission seemed to be in sight. U.S. Envoy Max Kampelman helped set the tone as he returned to Madrid's sprawling concrete Palace of Congresses after consultations with Administration officials in Washington. Kampelman predicted international approval of a 35-page draft document that...

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