Vladimir Putin

Luns, His Excellency Joseph

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A joint dinner meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, the Atlantic Council of Canada, and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch at The Great Hall, Hart House. Actual introduction by Mr. Marvin Gelber. NATO at a crossroads in its approach to East/West relations as well as in the Transatlantic ties. A summary of events since NATO set out its policy of defence and détente in 1967. The Soviet strategy today. Opening up towards détente in the East. The relationship between prosperity and security. Defensive capabilities still necessary. A new era of movement and possible instability. The spirit of compromise.