Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Reykjavik Summit

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the meeting between US President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union's General Secretary of the Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. The two came close to agreeing to eliminate all their nuclear weapons by the year 2000.

Here are Gorbachev's thoughts on that anniversary.

His letter to Reagan suggesting the meeting.

Commentary from Richard Rhodes and Michael Krepon.

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