The Department of State released today Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989.
This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the foreign policy decision making of the administration of President Ronald Reagan. The second release of four Soviet bilateral volumes, it commences immediately following the dramatic encounter at Reykjavik, on October 10-11, 1986, where U.S. and Soviet leaders propelled the negotiation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and focuses on subsequent interactions between and among President Ronald Reagan, Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Shultz, and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze. Included are internal deliberations and memoranda of conversation from the December 1987 Washington Summit, where Reagan and Gorbachev signed the landmark INF Treaty, and the May 1988 Moscow Summit, where Reagan stood with Gorbachev in Red Square and stated his phrase from 5 years earlier-“evil empire”-applied to “another time, another era.”
This volume was compiled and edited by James Graham Wilson. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at http://history.state.gov/frus1981-88v06. Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Publishing Office online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov (GPO S/N 044-000-02686-4; ISBN 978-0-16-093618-0), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (D.C. area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact email@example.com.
Source: U.S. State Department.