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Nuclear Disarmament And What It Means To Dismantle The Treaties That Eased Us Away From Nuclear War With The Soviet Union




Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbatchev (L) and US President Ronald Reagan sign 08 December 1987 at the Washington summit a treaty eliminating US and Soviet intermediate-range and shorter-range nuke missiles.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbatchev (L) and US President Ronald Reagan sign 08 December 1987 at the Washington summit a treaty eliminating US and Soviet intermediate-range and shorter-range nuke missiles.
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A world without nuclear weapons was close to reality in 1986 when Soviet and American leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan were in talks of a 10-year deal to eliminate the countries' arsenals.

The Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb
The Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb

In the book, “An Impossible Dream,” author Guillaume Serina details the events that happened decades ago and attempts to connect the past to today. The conversation is as important as ever, as some say the nuclear arms race is back and even more dangerous now. An explosion in August at the Nonoksa missile testing facility in Russia resulted in seven deaths and a radiation spike. The accident has led some authorities to believe that scientists were working on a nuclear propulsion system.

Libby Denkmann, in for Larry Mantle sits down with Serina to check in on the current state of nuclear disarmament.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guest:

Guillaume Serina, journalist and author of the new book “An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb,” (Pegasus Books July 2019); he tweets @GuillaumeSerina