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October 13, 2016

United States
The Legacy of the Ronald Reagan Administration

Experts discuss the policies and priorities of the Ronald Reagan administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.

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The Pragmatist: A Life of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was one of the most successful and influential presidents of the twentieth century. Despite his many accomplishments there is no comprehensive biography of him currently available—nothi…

June 30, 2014

Iran
Reagan and the Iran Talks

In his address to the UN General Assembly in September, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke a few words about the relationship between peace and freedom. Here is what he said: Freedom in Nicaragua …

April 1, 2017

Human Rights
Ronald Reagan, Deane Hinton, and "Fake News" in The New York Times

The term "fake news" is no doubt over-used these days, but there is such a thing. Indeed, there is even such a thing as a "fake news" obituary. A prime example of distortion and false reporting can b…

October 15, 2019

Russia
Eyewitness to History: Reagan and Gorbachev at Reykjavik

Panelists provide first-hand accounts of the 1986 Reykjavik Summit with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and discuss how the Cold War–era meeting shaped future U.S.-Ru…

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October 4, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Romney Channels Reagan on Energy

There was a lot of talk about energy in last night’s presidential debate. Mitt Romney in particular frequently injected energy issues into the proceedings. It’s tough to see, though, how most viewers…

June 15, 2018

Russia
Can Reagan Show Trump How to Save the INF Treaty?

If the President wants to use an arms build-up to advance arms control, he should take his cues from the Reagan record.

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August 3, 2016

United States
Revisiting President Reagan’s Iran Arms-for-Hostages Initiative

The Wall Street Journal published an important story about the Obama administration’s decision in January to ship $400 million, which was first converted into Swiss and Dutch currencies, to Iran on b…

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March 3, 2019

North Korea
The Hanoi Summit: Comparing Trump to Reagan at Reykjavik Is Wrong

President Trump’s walk away from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being compared to President Reagan’s walk away from the 1986 Reykjavik summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev …

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Rollback: Reagan’s Cold Warriors, the Restoration of American Power, and the Seeds of Hubris

My project seeks to assess how terrorism affects governmental policy and decision-making. It focuses on the Ronald Reagan presidency which, for the first time in U.S. history, identified terrorism as…