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October 15, 1985
Barnes' article makes the point that the Reagan White House, rightly in Barnes' view, regards the Reagan-Mikhail Gorbachev meeting as a "no-win summit" because, with arms control the issue, "the President can't get any pluses out of the summit." A "senior White House adviser," he tells us, has concluded that what's really important is that, "above all," Reagan has to to "capture the agenda public affairs-wise." And, it is not only the White House, Barnes says, but also the National Security Council, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the State Department as well, of course, the hard-liners in the Defense Department, who "view the U.S.-Soviet summit meeting in Geneva with fear and loathing."
The ambivalence with which Americans greet Bill Clinton in the seventh year of his presidency is now the stuff of political science: An enormous and often lubricious curiosity has evolved into an uneasy boredom.
It's started off as that sort of summit for President Bush: Not only did the Soviets balk at his Persian Gulf policy, but his limousine sideswiped a palace, the fuses blew in his embassy and the Germans upstaged him at the ceremonies. Maybe the blown fuse was a bad omen for Bush's meeting with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The Soviet chief had barely entered the palatial residence of U.S. Ambassador Walter J. P.
April 13, 2012 | By Christi Parsons and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times
CARTAGENA, Colombia - President Obama will highlight trade and business opportunities in Latin America at a regional summit in Colombia this weekend, but other leaders may upstage him by pushing to legalize marijuana and other illicit drugs in a bid to stem rampant trafficking. Obama, who opposes decriminalization, is expected to face a rocky reception in this Caribbean resort city, which otherwise forms a friendly backdrop for a U.S. president courting Latino voters in an election year.
May 20, 2012 | By David S. Cloud and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
CHICAGO - As thousands of protesters marched in the streets, President Obama welcomed more than 60 world leaders to his heavily guarded hometown for a NATO summit that will start the clock for America and its allies to begin pulling combat troops from Afghanistan. The two-day summit, the largest in the 63-year history of the military alliance, came as White House officials made it clear they were furious overPakistan's continued refusal to reopen ground routes used to move fuel and other war supplies into Afghanistan, a six-month standoff that the White House had hoped to resolve before Obama arrived in Chicago.
August 28, 1986 | United Press International
Arms control talks between the Soviet Union and the United States have deteriorated and there is no guarantee a second summit between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will be held this year, a leading Soviet expert on East-West relations said Wednesday. Georgy A.
April 4, 1986 | Associated Press
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev definitely wants a full summit with President Reagan, but it is unclear what agreements he expects to reach at the meeting, two U.S. congressmen said today. Reps. Dante B. Fascell (D-Fla.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and William S. Broomfield (R-Mich.) met for nearly three hours with Gorbachev in the Kremlin.
July 15, 1986 | Associated Press
Former President Richard M. Nixon spent 2 1/2 hours discussing Soviet-American relations with Soviet President Andrei A. Gromyko in the Kremlin today, Nixon's spokesman said. John Taylor, the former President's spokesman, said he could give no details of the meeting, which he said was a one-on-one conversation with only two translators present. Earlier today, Nixon met for about 15 minutes with Georgy A.
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