Warm relations: US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev at the 1985 summit in Geneva. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BYThirty years ago, US president Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met in Geneva for their first summit. And in retrospect, the historic handshake between the leaders of the two nuclear superpowers was the first step towards ending the Cold War.
Reagan had come into office with a mandate to rearm the United States and negotiate from a position of military might. His ideological antipathy to the Soviet Union was summed up in …read more
Source: The Conversation