1 - Negotiating with the Soviets. 2 - Projection of Nixon's Next Four Years - Power v. Cooperation
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTEPrior to his noted position, Perry had been Deputy Officer in charge of Soviet Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs in the Department of State. Mr. Perry had been with the Department of State since 1959. He served in Moscow (1962-64), Paris (1964-69) as a political officer at NATO and then at the US Embassy, and in the Department of State from 1970-72. From 1969 to 1970 he was a visiting associate at the Washington Center for Foreign Policy Research of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He recieved his degrees from Mercer and Columbia Universities and speaks French and Russian.SUMMARY Though the agreed-upon subject was negotiating with the USSR, Perry, with OCFR prior consent, chose, first, to critique the Nixon White House practice of making foreign policy without involving Congress, the rest of the Executive Branch, and, thus, the U.S. public. The USSR follows a hard line at home and worries about war with the United States but also increasingly opens itself to international trade and seeks U.S. technology.