Eyewitness to History Reagan & Gorbachev at Reykjavik




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Published on Oct 18, 2019

Panelists provide first-hand accounts of the 1986 Reykjavik Summit with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and discuss how the Cold War–era meeting shaped future U.S.-Russia relations and efforts to dismantle nuclear weapons programs. 


Kenneth L. Adelman
Author, Reagan at Reykjavík: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War; Former Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1983–1987)

Rozanne L. Ridgway
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada (1985–1989)

Stephen Sestanovich
George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Senior Director for Policy Development, National Security Council (1984–1987); @SSestanovich


Celeste A. Wallander
President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S.-Russia Foundation; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia, National Security Council (2013–2017)

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