East-West There Will Be a Summit

Dobrynin's parting visit puts U.S.-Soviet diplomacy back on course

"The Soviets obviously intend to come here this year." That was the conclusion of a White House official after a week of intensive U.S.-Soviet diplomacy. For the past four months, Washington and Moscow have moved further and further away from the tentative feelings of cooperation engendered by the "spirit of Geneva," highlighted by the face-to-face meetings of Ronald Reagan and Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev in November. But last week, after a round of busy sessions in Washington, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were edging toward another summit. Declared Secretary of State George Shultz: "It's clear that both sides agreed that...

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