Summit Hopes

Arms-control expectations create pressure to solve the Daniloff affair

When Nicholas Daniloff was ensnared four weeks ago in a KGB trap, it was thought the tense game of pawns that ensued would prevent any progress on arms control or toward a Soviet-American summit. Instead, something quite different occurred. Movement on arms control increased, and so did hopes for a year-end meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. As a result, the dog seemed to wag the tail for a change: the desire to reach an accord on the major issues dividing the superpowers created an eagerness to resolve, as quickly as face-saving maneuvers would allow, the dispute involving the U.S....

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