Read More On...

Buttero® Sandals - Women Buttero® Sandals online on 11468722OC United Kingdom - 11468722OC on 1c88a4

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

About the Author:

Jeffrey Campbell Sandals - Women Jeffrey Campbell Sandals online on Australia - 11340190NP,R E A Sandals - Women R E A Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11541004TB,Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Sandals - Women Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11496001PA,Federica Milano Sandals - Women Federica Milano Sandals online on Australia - 11476711CCPink FRED DE LA BRETONIERE Espadrilles 153010055,Geox Sandals - Women Geox Sandals online on Australia - 11453365HW,Jeffrey Campbell Sandals - Women Jeffrey Campbell Sandals online on Australia - 11339932UG,Dsquared2 Sneakers - Women Dsquared2 Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11469085RDRed FABIENNE CHAPOT Booties HUGO BOOT/SCARFAsh Sandals - Women Ash Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11169808OI,Manuel Barceló Sandals - Women Manuel Barceló Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11332244HH,Jeffrey Campbell Sandals - Women Jeffrey Campbell Sandals online on Australia - 11535089DP,Oscar Tiye Sandals - Women Oscar Tiye Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11365541EG,Cherevichkiotvichki Sandals - Women Cherevichkiotvichki Sandals online on Australia - 11306684UCAndìa Fora Sneakers - Women Andìa Fora Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11530873HN,Red STEVE MADDEN Booties CENTURY ANKLEBOOT,Armani Jeans Sneakers - Women Armani Jeans Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11441667PTBikkembergs Sneakers - Women Bikkembergs Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11417898BH,Diadora Heritage Sneakers - Women Diadora Heritage Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11359586WB,Barracuda Sneakers - Women Barracuda Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11535138RJTaupe GABOR Sneakers 355,Deimille Sandals - Women Deimille Sandals online on Australia - 11365532HS,Claudia By Isaberi Sandals - Women Claudia By Isaberi Sandals online on Australia - 11441260EN,Ballin Sandals - Women Ballin Sandals online on Australia - 11432316AW,Red TORAL Slip-on shoes 10644,Brown OMODA Ankle boots 350056Roberto Del Carlo Sandals - Women Roberto Del Carlo Sandals online on Australia - 44986124AD,Elisa Mey® Sandals - Women Elisa Mey® Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11328052DI,Black MARIPE Chelsea boots 27667,Just Cavalli Sandals - Women Just Cavalli Sandals online on Australia - 11568126JOMICHAEL 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
    textured leather, no appliqués, basic solid colour, buckling ankle strap closure, round toeline, wedge heel, leather lining, leather sole, contains non-textile parts of animal origin, small sized
  • MEASUREMENTS
    Heel height 3.12 inches, Platform height 0.78 inches
Loading, please wait...