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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume XIV, Soviet Union

Editors:
David C. Humphrey
Charles S. Sampson
General Editor:
David S. Patterson

United States Government Printing Office
Washington
2001

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs



Overview

The volume focuses on the issues that primarily engaged high-level U.S. policymakers. Major topics include: (1) Contacts between President Johnson and Soviet leaders, including the Glassboro Summit in 1967; (2) Chairman Khrushchev's ouster in 1964 and its consequences for U.S.-Soviet relations; (3) assessments of Khrushchev's successors; (4) the impact of the Vietnam war on U.S.-Soviet relations; (5) discussions of bilateral issues, including arms control, trade, cultural exchanges, the Civil Air Agreement, the Consular Convention, the defection of Stalin's daughter, and new embassy sites; and (6) the Johnson administration's efforts during 1968 to initiate strategic arms control talks and arrange a summit meeting.