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HIS-Farnham-2001


Doc Type: 
Historical Study
Date: 
2001-01-01
Author: 
Farnham, Barbara
Full Title: 
Reagan and the Gorbachev Revolution: Perceiving the End of Threat
Language Type: 
English
Pages: 
235-236
Publisher: 
Political Science Quarterly 116

(Summary by Holly Decker, Harriman Institute, Columbia University)

               The article by Farnham analyzes the content of Reagan’s foreign policy and focuses on how the perception of the Soviet Union as a threat shifted throughout his presidency. She provides a page long analysis of the Geneva Summit’s role in this change. Her conclusion is that the Geneva Summit did not diminish Reagan’s belief that the Soviet Union was a threat. However, it was an opportunity for the leaders to get to know each other, and while Geneva did not result in a complete change of opinions, both leaders came out respecting the position of the other.