Read More On...

Jeffrey Campbell Loafers - Women Jeffrey Campbell Loafers online on 11552957MM United Kingdom - 11552957MM on c5f2a4

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

About the Author:

P448 Sneakers - Women P448 Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11457125EG,2Star Sneakers - Women 2Star Sneakers online on Australia - 11551792HH,Giancarlo Paoli Court - Women Giancarlo Paoli Courts online on United Kingdom - 11479340CR,Salvatore Ferragamo Sneakers - Women Salvatore Ferragamo Sneakers online on Australia - 11553842QC,Le Sabot Loafers - Women Le Sabot Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11520135MK,Reebok Club C 85 Mule - Sneakers - Women Reebok Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11538636NR,Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Sneakers - Women Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11362927DS,Prada Sneakers - Women Prada Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11363293HG,Guess Court - Women Guess Courts online on United Kingdom - 11522798NQ,Eytys Sneakers - Women Eytys Sneakers online on Canada - 11553896NUDivine Follie Sneakers - Women Divine Follie Sneakers online on Canada - 11459391TM,See By Chloé Loafers - Women See By Chloé Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11078837UI,Ruco Line Sneakers - Women Ruco Line Sneakers online on Australia - 11227834HKLoretta Pettinari Sneakers - Women Loretta Pettinari Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11494056EW,Hogan Sneakers - Women Hogan Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11542928OLChiara Ferragni Ankle Boot - Women Chiara Ferragni Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11461014CB,Philippe Model Sneakers - Women Philippe Model Sneakers online on Australia - 11479975PK,George J. Love Sneakers - Women George J. Love Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11403959RMChiara Ferragni Sneakers - Women Chiara Ferragni Sneakers online on Australia - 11550635OI,Pairs In Paris Sneakers - Women Pairs In Paris Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11495682GO,Diesel Sneakers - Women Diesel Sneakers online on Australia - 11417155GILumberjack Sneakers - Women Lumberjack Sneakers online on Australia - 11577153QF,Vans Sneakers - Women Vans Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11478042MB,Quattrobarradodici Sneakers - Women Quattrobarradodici Sneakers online on Australia - 11434314TN,L4k3 Sneakers - Women L4k3 Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11244627CV,Joshua*S Sneakers - Women Joshua*S Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11394445VEArmani Jeans Sneakers - Women Armani Jeans Sneakers online on Australia - 11561862HW,Cinzia Araia Ankle Boot - Women Cinzia Araia Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11573679UE,Stele Sneakers - Women Stele Sneakers online on Australia - 11454406LG,Liu •Jo Shoes Sneakers - Women Liu •Jo Shoes Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11245103OP,MICHAEL KIMMAGE is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America and the author of The Decline of the West: An American Story. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio.

Historic U.S.-Russian meetings tend to occur outside of Washington and Moscow. Franklin Delano Roosevelt first encountered Joseph Stalin in Tehran. At the end of World War II, they met again at Yalta, a name that would thereafter signify Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. Harry Truman’s one and only meeting with Stalin was in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin. John F. Kennedy had a shaky meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Geneva, while Ronald Reagan had a memorable collision with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for a frenetically anticipated summit on July 16 in Helsinki. Their encounter—coming amid cascading revelations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, unnerving questions about Trump’s admiration for his Russian counterpart, and U.S.-Russian tensions around the globe—is certain to be a media spectacle. But as its location subtly implies, the real importance of the meeting may have little to do with the theatrics at the top. Unglamorous, largely unnoticed diplomatic processes could prove more consequential. In Helsinki in 1975, the United States, the Soviet Union, and various European powers devised a security architecture for Europe that was controversial at the time but ultimately crucial to the Cold War’s peaceful end. Without the Helsinki Accords, which fostered agreement on Europe’s borders and enshrined a nominal commitment to human rights in the Eastern bloc, the revolutions of 1989 may never have come and almost certainly would not have been as peaceful as they were.

The lessons of that previous U.S.-Russian encounter in Helsinki are worth remembering now. The agreement that resulted involved years of drab, painstaking diplomacy. It required agonizing compromise on both sides. It rested on work rather than optics. Under the shadow of low expectations, a difficult process preceded final success. The summit’s real importance, in other words, had little to do with momentary media spectacle. The same could be true of next week’s Trump-Putin meeting.

  • COMPOSITION
    Soft Leather, Textile fibres
  • DETAILS
    laminated effect, leather, satin, no appliqués, solid colour, square toeline, square heel, rubber sole, leather lining, contains non-textile parts of animal origin
  • MEASUREMENTS
    Heel height 1.17 inches
Loading, please wait...