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

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

United States Government Printing Office

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs


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.