Détente is one of the most popular and paradoxical terms currently in vogue in diplomatic circles—a term that can be simultaneously stretched to provide a base for arms agreement, trade negotiations, or Soviet-American confrontation in the Middle East.
"Soviet Perceptions of Détente and Analysis of the American Political Process,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 28
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol28/iss3/5