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Discuss Sarotte's book and the Reykjavik files. Watch short Documentary on accidental fall of Berlin Wall.


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School:
University of Southern California
Course:
Ir 369 - Contemporary European International Relations

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Discussion Midterm review 01 11 2011 19 13 00 Reykjavik summit Reagan and Gorbachev http www gwu edu nsarchiv NSAEBB NSAEBB203 index htm Standing directly outside summit are 100s of reporters if someone leaves summit early Disaster at summit so they have ways to kill time Its all about the press release more so than their internal discussions If they changed one word laboratory there might not be nuclear weapons today Document 15 by the end of 1996 strategic offensive arms between US and Soviet union be completed eliminated o How does this fall apart Negotiations o Redlines instructions to NOT give up certain thing you can give up X you can give up Y but NEVER give up Z o Soviet redline STI only allowed to be in laboratories it became very apparent which made the whole deal fall apart o Mutually incompatible redline good negotiation class activity to give this so you CANNOT reach an agreement Document 16 the Russian version Document 20 IF one bullet to the head of the leader can change an entire country country is not very secure The case with Gorbachev and Soviet Union President Reagan o See a sharp shift between 1st term and 2nd term Ivan and Ania speech two people that like each other wont kill each other new idea to rid of nuclear weapons o Not good at details early stages of Alzheimer s but amazing communicator Crucial moment Gorbachev told Reagan you re serious you cannot confine it to a laboratory and Reagan slid a paper to advisor asking if he was right advisor said YES How would NO have changed things Misunderstanding that lead to the opening of the wall Schabowki council of ministers announced travel was allowed from West to east and east to west unclearly and reporters started announcing on TV that the borders were open and at this point they couldn t stop it Border guards were caught by surprise of Schakowsky s words If you were a journalist in this room and had 3 min to announce to the world what had happened how would you report it Schabowki intended



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