Reagan and Gorbachev

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Examines the political developments and events that led up to the Geneva meeting of 1985 and assesses the pressures on the two leaders as they approach a new summit meeting

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Reagan and Gorbachev

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This short, lucid volume offers a good overview of American policy toward the Soviet Union between 1981 and the 1986 Reykjavik Summit. Given the frequent changes in Soviet leadership and the authors ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Project on East-West Relations for the Council on Foreign Relations. Mandelbaum has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the U.S. Naval Academy. His book, The New Russian Foreign Policy, explores Russia's relations with the rest of the world after the fall of the Soviet Union. The Dawn of Peace in Europe outlines Europe in the post-cold-war era.

Strobe Talbott was the architect of the Clinton administration's policy toward Russia and the other states of the former Soviet Union. He served as deputy secretary of state for even years. A former "Time" magazine columnist and Washington bureau chief, he is the translator-editor of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs and the author of six books on U.S.-Soviet relations. He is now director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

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