1986: The Cold War in Reykjavik and the Almost Nuclear Disarmament

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When General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan of the United States met at Reykjavik in 1986, neither party knew exactly how the meeting would go. Lasting but two frigid days in October, the summit in the capital of Iceland would be hailed as having a large impact on American-Soviet relations for the remaining years of the Cold War…