The Last Superpower Summits

Published on National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book No. 578, by Tom Blanton and Svetlana Savranskaya, Jan 23, 2017.

  • New book analyzes detailed transcripts of Gorbachev, Reagan and Bush meetings 1985-1991;
  • Key documents show Thatcher’s endorsement of Gorbachev, Bush’s anxiety about Gorbachev’s popularity, and missed opportunities on arms control, regional conflicts, and European integration.

The historic summit meetings between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and two U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, built an intensive learning process on both sides that ended the Cold War, but missed numerous other opportunities to make the world safer, according to the new book, The Last Superpower Summits, featured today in the Washington History Seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars … //

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