Read More On...

Cafènoir Sandals - Women Cafènoir Sandals Kingdom online on United Kingdom Sandals - 11571888PS f95c94

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

About the Author:

Walter Violet Pump - Women Walter Violet Pumps online on Australia - 11501971AS,Dsquared2 Sandals - Women Dsquared2 Sandals online on Australia - 11322401WI,Gioseppo Sneakers - Women Gioseppo Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11460740JI,Ash Sneakers - Women Ash Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11309916HOHunter Sandals - Women Hunter Sandals online on Australia - 11552936VLDiesel Sneakers - Women Diesel Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11423699GX,Jimmy Choo Sandals - Women Jimmy Choo Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11478468HW,Black GIGA High boots 8721,Guess Sandals - Women Guess Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11288067II,Geox Sandals - Women Geox Sandals online on Australia - 44943685HH,Black NIKE Sneakers AIR MAX INVIGOR MEN,Sara® Collection Sandals - Women Sara® Collection Sandals online on Australia - 11439397KSCognac DEVELAB Classic ankle boots 41703,The Seller Pump - Women The Seller Pumps online on Australia - 11503248HU,Msgm Sandals - Women Msgm Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11116785PX,Oscar Tiye Sandals - Women Oscar Tiye Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11562662EO,Chiara Ferragni Sandals - Women Chiara Ferragni Sandals online on Australia - 11554020KS,Black ADIDAS Sneakers X_PLR C,Pollini Sandals - Women Pollini Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11446825HDBlack NIKE Sneakers MD RUNNER 2 ENG MESH MEN,Silver BIRKENSTOCK PAPILLIO Flip flops ARIZONA DAMESAsh Sandals - Women Ash Sandals online on Australia - 11460892DH,Agile By Rucoline Sneakers - Women Agile By Rucoline Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11496744SR,Le Silla Sandals - Women Le Silla Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11395344JO,Racine Carrée Sandals - Women Racine Carrée Sandals online on Australia - 11489447UI,Divine Follie Sneakers - Women Divine Follie Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11511998NX,Schutz Sandals - Women Schutz Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11447767GGTibi Pump - Women Tibi Pumps online on Australia - 11514909MC,Isa Tapia Sandals - Women Isa Tapia Sandals online on Australia - 11474986TG,Cedric Charlier Sandals - Women Cedric Charlier Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11480712QC,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.

  • Made In Italy
    Item made in Italy, synonymous with quality and design creativity.
  • COMPOSITION
    Soft Leather
  • DETAILS
    leather, logo, metal applications, solid colour, round toeline, square heel, leather lining, leather sole, contains non-textile parts of animal origin
  • MEASUREMENTS
    Heel height 2.15 inches
Loading, please wait...