The End of the Cold War: Gorbachev, Reagan, and John Paul II


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Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty

“national technical means of verification”

geo-syncopated satellites

National Office of Reconnaissance

International Atomic Energy Agency

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Helsinki Accords:  U. N. Declaration of Human Rights

Populorum Progessio

Octogesima Adveniens

Jimmy Carter:  We can no longer separate traditional issues of war and peace from the new global questions of justice, equality and human rights … We have reaffirmed American’s commitment to human rights as a fundamental tenet of our foreign policy … We want the world to know that our nation stands for more than financial prosperity.

National Security Decision Directive 32

Archbishop Pio Laghi

Mikhail Gorbachev

Nuclear Freeze movement

Papal visits to Poland:  1979, 1981, and 1983

“a commonwealth of sovereign democratic states … grounded in spiritual values, pluralism, religious tolerance and mutual understanding.”

Boris Yeltsin at the “White House”

Ray Flynn: more important than any other relationship in the world

Clinton:  “hopes the Vatican can bring its moral authority to bear in pursuing common goals.”