President Reagan meets with Contra leaders in the Oval Office. Oliver North is at far right. When this photo was officially released North's image was cut out.
Week 12 Reagan and the End of the Cold War
Nov 30: Enter the Gipper – Reagan the Cold Warrior
Dec 2: Gorbachev, Afghanistan and the End of the Cold War
Merrill, Paterson 13. The End of the Cold War
Logevall, Campbell America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, Chapter 8, 9
LaFeber, Walter, "An End to Which Cold War?," in The End of the Cold War, Michael Hogan, ed., (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 13-19.
Mark Danner, "The Truth of El Mozote," New Yorker, December 6, 1993.
The Iran-Contra Affair 20 Years On - declassified Documents Spotlight Role of Reagan, Top Aides
REAGAN AND THE WORLD
Enemies of War - An important PBS documentary about the civil war in El Salvador 1979-1990.
Shaking Hands With Saddam Hussein: The Tilt Towards Iraq - 1980-1984 The U.S. Tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984; National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 82; Edited by Joyce Battle; February 25, 2003
The Saddam Hussein Sourcebook Declassified Secrets from the U.S.-Iraq Relationship
Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy: The Reagan Administration: a good collection of Reagan speeches, documents on the Iran Contra scandal, and a few editorials about the end of the Cold War.
Democracy Now!: Remembering the Dead during the Reagan Years: radio interviews with critics of reagan Administration foreign policy in Central America
The State Department's brief description of the "Reagan Doctrine"
PBS' American Experience on Regan Foreign Policy
Conclusions and Judgment of Brussels Tribunal on Reagan's Foreign Policy
U.S. Aid to Anti-Communist Rebels: The Reagan Doctrine and Its Pitfalls: An analysis by Ted Galen Carpenter of the Libertarian Conservative Cato Institute
Third World Traveler on Reagan Foreign Policy A good collection of links to articles critical of Reagan's policies
The Oliver North File
His Diaries, E-Mail, and Memos on the Kerry Report, Contras and Drugs
The End of the Cold War- A CWIHP Document Reader compiled for the International Conference "The End of the Cold War," Paris, 15-17 June 2006
Reagan and the end of the Cold War
'Reagan and Gorbachev:' Shutting the Cold War Down, by Strobe Talbott.a review of REAGAN AND GORBACHEV
How the Cold War Ended. By Jack F. Matlock Jr. (Random House, 2004).
When did the Cold War End?, by Thomas Blanton Author: Blanton, Thomas Director of the National Security Archive
Origin: CWIHP Bulletin Publication: Bulletin 10 - Leadership Transition in a Fractured Bloc
The man who beat communism June 10th 2004, From The Economist print edition
Editorial: Winning the Cold War, Washington Times June 11, 2004
Optimistic Advocate of Freedom, Doug Bandow, National Review Online, June 6, 2004
Reagan's Heart of Darkness Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 by the Boston Globe
by Derrick Z. Jackson
Reagan Played Decisive Role in Saddam Hussein's Survival in Iran-Iraq War, Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 by the Agence France Presse
Just Who Did Smash Communism?, By James G. Hershberg, Washington Post
Sunday, June 27, 2004; Page B01
Don't Credit Reagan for Ending the Cold War, Published on Friday, June 11, 2004 by CommonDreams.org
by Stephen Zunes (Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.)
Did Reagan's Military Build-Up Really Lead to Victory in the Cold War? A Critical Appraisal by Peace Historian Larry Wittner