ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Big Two- Strange Parallels

a forceful indication to the Soviet Union of the limits beyond which it could not transgress the susceptibilities of the United States, Czechoslovakia in 1968 finally indicated the bounds within which the Soviet Union would brook no external interference or even influence. It has taken more than two decades and several such episodes for the big two to work out, with some semblance of clarity, the demarcating lines of their power and interest. And while a wide range of economic and political interests have brought the two closer to each other, the nuclear 'balance of terror' has undoubtedly added more than a touch of clarity to the need for mutual accommodation.

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