A Tentative Rsvp From Moscow

The White House hints there is hope for a summit

It was 1943 and the Allied powers were struggling to gain ground in World War II when Franklin Roosevelt journeyed to Tehran for a meeting with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Since then, every U.S. President has held a summit with his Soviet counterpart. Some have been successful: at the 1972 Nixon-Brezhnev conference, the two leaders signed the first Strategic Arms Limitation treaty, initiating a brief era of detente. Others have been less so: Nikita Khrushchev decided that John Kennedy would be a pushover after meeting him in Vienna in 1961 and a year later began installing nuclear missiles in Cuba;...

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