Read More On...

Royal Republiq Espadrilles - Women Royal Republiq Espadrilles online 11416808OT on Australia - 11416808OT online 09e10c

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

About the Author:

Vic Matiē Loafers - Women Vic Matiē Loafers online on Australia - 11241559QJ,_È20135_ Loafers - Women _È20135_ Loafers online on Australia - 11242011XM,Deimille Pump - Women Deimille Pumps online on Australia - 11224472EJ,Deimille Pump - Women Deimille Pumps online on Australia - 11557105BB,Donna Soft Loafers - Women Donna Soft Loafers online on Australia - 11487185BC,L'f Shoes Loafers - Women L'f Shoes Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11106775MI,Alberta Ferretti Mules - Women Alberta Ferretti Mules online on Australia - 11466040EKMy Grey Open-Toe Mules - Women My Grey Open-Toe Mules online on United Kingdom - 11513920OKChiara Ferragni Pump - Women Chiara Ferragni Pumps online on Australia - 11554902XG,Salvatore Ferragamo Pump - Women Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps online on Australia - 11508641VS,Ermanno Scervino Pump - Women Ermanno Scervino Pumps online on Australia - 11535424CQ,"Intentionally_______." Mules - Women "Intentionally_______." Mules online on Australia - 11564988GJ,Atp Atelier Loafers - Women Atp Atelier Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11496296VSLanvin Pump - Women Lanvin Pumps online on Australia - 11537452EC,Emanuela Passeri Pump - Women Emanuela Passeri Pumps online on Australia - 11571584XA,O.X.S. Loafers - Women O.X.S. Loafers online on Australia - 11457770VL,La Corde Blanche Espadrilles - Women La Corde Blanche Espadrilles online on Australia - 44760261PO,Soludos Knotted Mule - Open-Toe Mules - Women Soludos Open-Toe Mules online on United Kingdom - 11419472NWMira Mikati Loafers - Women Mira Mikati Loafers online on Australia - 11485349CX,Nina Ricci Boots - Women Nina Ricci Boots online on Australia - 11540301OQCarshoe Loafers - Women Carshoe Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11476495QE,Silvian Heach Loafers - Women Silvian Heach Loafers online on Australia - 11456355RO,Giorgio Fabiani Pump - Women Giorgio Fabiani Pumps online on Australia - 11332885QL,Philipp Plein Pump - Women Philipp Plein Pumps online on Australia - 11453756XP,Charlotte Olympia Pump - Women Charlotte Olympia Pumps online on Australia - 11022272LW,Lola Cruz Loafers - Women Lola Cruz Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11527158OK,Rodo Pump - Women Rodo Pumps online on Australia - 11454136TO,Divine Follie Loafers - Women Divine Follie Loafers online on Australia - 11562971AP,By A. Loafers - Women By A. Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11532757UP,Santoni Pump - Women Santoni Pumps online on Australia - 11185897EM,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.

    Soft Leather
    no appliqués, solid color, buckling ankle strap closure, round toeline, flatform, rubber wedge, leather lining, rubber cleated sole, contains non-textile parts of animal origin, small sized
    Heel height 3 cm, Platform height 3 cm
Loading, please wait...