Vancouver Summit: Investment in Peace

Clinton and Yeltsin make economic rescue the center of their agenda

DOOMSDAY ISSUES HAD NOT QUITE DISAPPEARED from the table. They lurked, in the form of two strategic-arms agreements yet to be put into full effect, as reminders of the cost of failing. But when Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin took their seats for Saturday's opening summit session, held in Vancouver, the throw weights on the agenda were denominated less in nuclear megatonnage than in dollars and acres of private farmland and doses of medicine and people-to- people exchanges. The two Presidents spent most of their time discussing how best to stabilize and begin mending the crippled Russian economy, largely through transfusions...

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