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  • 5 Summits
    • Geneva Summit - November 1985
      • Edward Shevardnadze replaced Andrei Gromyoko
      • mutual desire to improve relations
      • Gorbachev and Reagan met for the first time
      • no formal agreements
      • established a good working relationship
    • Nalta Summit -1989
      • no new agreements - end of the cold war
      • Gorbachev met George Bush
    • Moscow summit- 1988
      • complex detail in IWF treaty was resolved
      • reduction in the Warsaw Pact
      • Soviet forces would leave Afghanistan
    • Washington Summit - 1988
      • improvement in relations in the West
      • missiles with a range of 500-5,000 km
      • Americans did not scrap SDI
      • reduce spending on arms
      • Both countries would abolish land based missiles
    • Reykjavik Summit - October 1986
      • Gorbachev was worried about the danger of nuclear weapons
      • Gorbachev proposed phasing out nuclear weapons if the Americans gave up their SDI programme
      • wanted to reduce the world stockpile of nuclear weapons
      • no formal agreement
      • relations = good

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