An Icy Summit | The Weekly Standard

What brought the decades-long Soviet-American confrontation to an end? Here, Ken Adelman stakes out an answer in his book’s subtitle: He maintains that the 1986 summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was one of the critical turning points of the 20th century. Is he right? As director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency under Reagan, Adelman was in attendance at the Reykjavik conclave as one of the president’s briefers. He has also plumbed the documentary record of both sides—much of it now declassified—to make his case.

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