How the Cold War Began to End

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According to Margaret Thatcher, talking on our radio program some years ago, the crucial occasion was the meeting between Gorbachev and Reagan in the mid 1980s in a haunted house in Iceland. The meeting seemed to be a failure (floundering over the issue of the “Star Wars” program)  but it led to a halveing of the nuclear arsenals of both nations within a year. A fly on the wall at the original meeting was Ken Adelman, then the Director of the Office of Arms Control and Disarmament. Here is our recent discussion with him as based upon his new book in which he reveals the almost surreal story of that weekend  in Reykyavic.

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