Carlos Barria / REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, July 2017.

Asics Tiger Sneakers - Women Asics Tiger United Sneakers online on United Tiger Kingdom - 11001489DS 7b63db

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

Asics Tiger Sneakers - Women Asics Tiger United Sneakers online on United Tiger Kingdom - 11001489DS 7b63db

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.

Igi&Co Sandals - Women Igi&Co Sandals online on Australia - 11464073JF,

Black PANAMA JACK Booties BRESCIA B3,White BIRKENSTOCK PAPILLIO Flip flops GIZEH ANIMAL FASCINATION,Gerard Sandals - Women Gerard Sandals online on Australia - 11531987EJMiu Miu Sandals - Women Miu Miu Sandals online on Australia - 11428664VX,Janet & Janet Sandals - Women Janet & Janet Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11398850SXBrian Cress Sandals - Women Brian Cress Sandals online on Australia - 11354489GS,Cafènoir Sandals - Women Cafènoir Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11559277HA,Green FLORIS VAN BOMMEL Chelsea boots 10976Asfvlt Sneakers - Women Asfvlt Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11491052RR,Bianca Di Sandals - Women Bianca Di Sandals online on Australia - 11452801JB,Gianvito Rossi Sandals - Women Gianvito Rossi Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11328273JL,Taupe KANNA Espadrilles KV8006,D.A.T.E. Sneakers - Women D.A.T.E. Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11490750EB,Fornarina Sandals - Women Fornarina Sandals online on Australia - 11326036HAWhite PS POELMAN Sneakers R15597,Bruno Bordese Sneakers - Women Bruno Bordese Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11534663JQ,Bikkembergs Sneakers - Women Bikkembergs Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11326197VNGiuseppe Zanotti Sneakers - Women Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11328871UJ,Rodo Sandals - Women Rodo Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11465551EGSexy Woman Sandals - Women Sexy Woman Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11564379LHBrown SHABBIES Ankle boots 181020034,Bruno Premi Sandals - Women Bruno Premi Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11443566MX,Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sandals - Women Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11509687UF,Blue SHOESME Baby shoes BP7W002,Silvia Rossini Pump - Women Silvia Rossini Pumps online on Australia - 11502988NBBlue HIP Sneakers H1916,Cafènoir Sneakers - Women Cafènoir Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11477534WJ,Blue KANNA Espadrilles KV7009,Just Cavalli Sandals - Women Just Cavalli Sandals online on United Kingdom - 44908299MA,Marni Sandals - Women Marni Sandals online on Australia - 11401480BP 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.

  • COMPOSITION
    Soft Leather, Technical fibres
  • DETAILS
    laminated effect, logo, flat, round toeline, solid colour, fully lined, rubber cleated sole, small sized
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.

Black TOMMY HILFIGER Loafers METALLIC LEATHER LOAFER,Gianvito Rossi Sandals - Women Gianvito Rossi Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11355388EL,Sam Edelman Sandals - Women Sam Edelman Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11339751XU,Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sneakers - Women Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11507027SR,Alaïa Sandals - Women Alaïa Sandals online on Australia - 11559659FKLanvin Sandals - Women Lanvin Sandals online on Australia - 11323552FVCognac PINOCCHIO Sneakers P1897,Black VANS Sneakers SK8 HI MTEJeannot Sandals - Women Jeannot Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11548528DQSpace Style Concept Sandals - Women Space Style Concept Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11335874VECult Sneakers - Women Cult Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11420597VX,Bianca Di Sandals - Women Bianca Di Sandals online on Australia - 11474934BUMalibu Sandals™ Sandals - Women Malibu Sandals™ Sandals online on Australia - 11565637TQ,Grey NEW BALANCE Sneakers YV574/IV574Ancient Greek Sandals Sandals - Women Ancient Greek Sandals Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11572634GN,Le Marinē Sandals - Women Le Marinē Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11500187AWTwin-Set Simona Barbieri Sandals - Women Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11537411WE,Dsquared2 Sneakers - Women Dsquared2 Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11441776ED,Chie Mihara Sandals - Women Chie Mihara Sandals online on Australia - 11498727PANicole Brundage Sandals - Women Nicole Brundage Sandals online on Australia - 11525783OD,Black POLO RALPH LAUREN Flip flops RODWELL,Buttero® Sandals - Women Buttero® Sandals online on United Kingdom - 44996537EC,Manila Grace Denim Sandals - Women Manila Grace Denim Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11328491NX,181 By Alberto Gozzi Sneakers - Women 181 By Alberto Gozzi Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11024610SD,Geox Sneakers - Women Geox Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11414440PN,Elisabetta Franchi Sandals - Women Elisabetta Franchi Sandals online on Australia - 11244332WOPrada Sandals - Women Prada Sandals online on Australia - 11401592KG,Black SHABBIES Booties 181020174,Cult Sandals - Women Cult Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11420611OQ,Olivia's Bow Sandals - Women Olivia's Bow Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11378592RH,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.

Loading, please wait...