Vladimir Putin

Williams, Alan

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A narrowing of topics to the "evolt" of Europe, and the Atlantic Alliance. Britain on the verge of a referendum to determine whether it will remain in Europe. Negotiation of terms of entry for the European Community. Factors affecting whether or not the terms will be known by the time of the referendum. Problems and consequences of holding a referendum. The evolving Europe as seen by the speaker. Comments on Federalism. Is there a "European" view? Anti-Americanism in Europe. Should Canada and the U.S. still have troops in Europe? The stability of Europe over the next 10-20 years and its dependence on the American nuclear guarantee. The position and factor of the Soviet Union. The possibilities of a modified Atlantic Alliance.