Post-Cold War Europe: The Loss of Stability and the Emergence of the Extreme Right.
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In October 1986, after months of personal correspondence, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev met in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss the reduction of conventional forces in Europe as well as the possibility of a nuclear-free world. Although no concrete guidelines were worked out, a marked change in the attitudes of the two great superpowers was readily apparent. In addition to Gorbachevs continued willingness to make fundamental changes in the Soviet Union, this summit showed that President Reagan was now ready to deliver a parallel revolution in international relations Walker, 1993, p. 295 and abandon the arms build-up mandated by the Reagan Doctrine.
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