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HIS-Garthoff-1994


Doc Type: 
Historical Study
Date: 
1994-01-01
Author: 
Garthoff, Raymond L.
Full Title: 
Garthoff: The Great Transition: American-Soviet Relations and End of the Cold War
Language Type: 
English
Pages: 
285-299
Publisher: 
The Brookings Institution
Pub City: 
Washington, DC
ISBN: 
0815730608

The historian Raymond Garthoff presents a comprehensive view of both sides’ positions in Reykjavik. He points out that the Reykjavik summit was both “a startling and far-reaching exploration of possibilities for the drastic reduction or even elimination of nuclear weapons” (285) in the long run, but a disappointment in the short run. Garthoff also writes about the aftermath of Reykjavik, following the development of Soviet-American relations for the rest of 1986.