the concept of "joint" as opposed to "coordinated" ln the preliminary meeting ofbeginning onay to establish the framework for the research program.
The Soviet move appears timed to demonstrate Khrushchev's intentions to conduct serious negotiations on the nuclear test issue at the summit. The Soviet premier will probably
callong-term Western commitmentoratorium and maywo- to three-year periodompromise solution. In return he will probably press for Westernon tbe number of ou-site inspections as the only other major issue blocking con-cluslonreaty,Original document.