Australian Left Review



The detente of the ‘seventies is a new aspect of relations between the USSR and the USA, characterised by signing of the Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War, the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the USA and China, the conclusion of treaties between the Soviet Union and West Germany, and between Poland and West Germany, as well as improved relations between East and West Germany and the progress of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe. January 1973 saw the conclusion of the Paris Agreement and in February 1973 an Agreement on Laos was reached.



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