Romanian - United States Relations
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTEHis Ph.D. in mathematics is from Columbia in New York City, he has been Romanian President Ceausescu's advisor on numerous technical issues, and he was a respected analyst and writer on diplomatic theory.ANNECDOTE In 1992 M. Malitza has Ken Wise speak at ADIRI and the Military Academy in Bucharest. After exploring the city on his own he shared with Malitza and other diplomatic staff the new French bakery he found in a neighborhood market; big hit.SUMMARY Reagan Administration has introduced friction in U.S.-Romanian relations, backtracking on nurturing by Presfidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. The U.S. is raising issues of human rights violations, high levels of Romanian foreign debt, domestic economic stagnation, protectionism against U.S exports. Romania objects to U.S. sabotaging detente with the USSR, renewing the arms race, and Reagan Administration's refusal to discriminate among socialist countries - applying negative sanctions on all: treating all East bloc countries the same way the US treats the USSR, dragged its feet badly on renewing the most favored nation treatment of Romania. U.S. officials and experts fear that Romania's internal problems will lead to a change of leaders with the new ones being more to Moscow's liking.