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Perestroika-restructuringBegan in 85Was Gorbachev a democrat or a communist?Communist, but America can still dovetail on his willingness to cut backon weaponsChernobyl-4/28/86Covered it up much like old Soviet leaders would havePlayed into the hand that russia wasn’t actually liberalizing, just insteadstrengthening CommunismIn the wake of chernobyl, Gorbachev debates allowing OSI’sGlasnost-transparency, openness 86/87Liberalization-- allowing for the first time in 86 criticism of the governmentSDI much like ABMFirst strike capabilitiesReykjavík -10/86Reagan refuses to give up SDIBreaks up summit and goes separate waysEventually withdraw demands that America stop funding SDILeads to Washington SummitWashington-12/87INF-intermediate nuclear force treatyPershing missiles in Europe and Soviet missiles in Eastern EuropeShort Range-- within continental targetsFirst nuke reduction!-- less nukesFirst time OSI’s allowed by RussiaSet up teams for inspectionsDidn’t sign START treatyThese negotiations go into Bush admin, signed in 1991Moscow- 5/88Reagan for the first time visits Soviet UnionNo treaty signed by very very importantGoes to Gorbachev's alma mater and gives speech endorsing Perestroikaand Glasnost“Different time and a different place” 5 years later after “evilempire” speech→ says it’s not the same anytimeBad parts of reagan legacyContinuations of Carter’s problemsTerrorismProblems in LebanonBreeding ground for terrorCivil warused to be Paris of middle eastFight between hezbollah and maronites, the christianminoritiesSyria intervenes in 1975 and stayed until recentlyIn 82 Israel invadedPLO had been launching attacks fromsouthern lebanon→ becomesHezbollahAmerican and Western hostages have started to be
kidnapped7 at this pointBacked by IranMNF--multinational forceUS, FR, Italy send peacekeeping troops andshipsThis happens after a ceasefire is negotiatedby Habib, an American in 1982PLO leaves, but unable to get

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Term
Spring
Professor
Thornton,R
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Gorbachev, Perestroika, World War I, World War II, Cold War, Iran Contra affair, Contras, Hezbollah

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