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US-Soviet relations lowest since '62, study reports

US-Soviet relations are in their worst state since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, with little prospect of an early easing of tension, a top international research institute reported today.

In its annual review of major world strategic developments, the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies said: ''When tensions between them (the superpowers) are high and regional conflicts in which they have opposing interests abound, the risks that dangerous posturing and miscalculation might draw them into direct conflict increase significantly.''

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