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Reagan Revisited: Did Star Wars Work as a Negotiating Tactic?

Complete program at: Former Secretary of State George Shultz and Former Ambassadors Rozanne Ridgeway and Max Kampelman discuss the importance of the Strategic Defense Initiative (aka "Star Wars") to negotiations with the Soviet Union. ----- Join the Hoover Institution in a panel discussion exploring: "Implications of the Reykjavik Summit on its Twentieth Anniversary." The panel features a conversation between: former Secretary of State, George P. Shultz; former Ambassador and Head of the United States Delegation to the Negotiations with the Soviet Union on Nuclear and Space Arms in Geneva, Max Kampelman; and former Ambassador to Finland and the German Democratic Republic, Rozanne Ridgway. The panel is moderated by Hoover research fellow, Peter Robinson. The panel discussion is structured around specific national or geographic regions (i.e. North Korea, India, and South Asia, Iran and the Middle East), focusing on how Reagan's ideas about nuclear Weapons affected the way those changes were addressed or whether his ideas were not pursued by his successors as they faced new challenges. The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy - both domestic and foreign - as well as international affairs. With its world-renowned group of scholars and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Hoover Institution puts its accumulated knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the world marketplace of ideas defining a free society.
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