The Great Universal Embrace
Kenneth Adelman, former director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Reagan administration, chronicles his experience in The Great Universal Embrace: Arms Summitry - A Skeptic’s Account. Adelman advised the president on arms control issues and he specifically talks of his involvement in three U.S.-Soviet summits. “Summits are like Cleopatra,” says Adelman. “They can be fun, but they are treacherous.” Adelman discusses the personal quality of the Reagan-Gorbachev summit meetings. He recounts the “pantry meeting,” when Mr. Gorbachev invited Mr. Reagan into a pantry for a seventh personal meeting during the Reykjavik summit. Confused, Mr. Reagan agreed. Later, the U.S. delegation realized Gorbachev’s motive: he could boast of his seven different meetings with Reagan, an important measure of success in Soviet politics. close
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Kenneth Adelman Director (Former) Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
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