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  • n  the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)

  • The Middle East war carried with it the distressing potential to damage or even destroy the superpowers' recent progress toward detente.
  • THE key to any detente in Europe between the Soviet Union and the West is the innovative Ostpolitik pursued by West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
  • In a speech in Bonn, he argued that the Soviets had taken advantage of dtente to boost their own defenses, adding that "if the movement from cold war to detente is progress .
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  • San Francisco and New York call truce, will co-host tech summit
    Laying aside years of bad blood that has at times threatened to spill into open warfare, the mayors of San Francisco and New York City agreed Friday afternoon to a digital detente that will include co-hosting a technology summit this year.        
    June 14, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier in International Herald Tribune
    German foreign policy would like to, and can, bring to that discussion its decades-long experience with detente and disarmament,Steinmeier wrote. "The goal of the debate must be a common solution that provokes nobody. Thus trust will grow,...
  • Hashemi Rafsanjani in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    Rafsanjani said yesterday that "I am going for a policy of relaxation in tension and detente and this is a policy that I will apply towards the United States as well."
  • Christiane Amanpour in Washington Post
    Obama got a standing ovation at the end, and Christiane Amanpour called the speech "a continuation of President Obama's detente" with the Muslim world on CNN.

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