Title:  Reykjavik Revisited: Steps toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Author:  George P. Shultz, Steven P. Andreasen, Sidney D. Drell, and James E. Goodby

Publisher:  Hoover Institution Press


Reykjavik Revisited By George P. Shultz, Steven P. Andreasen, Sidney D. Drell, and James E. Goodby


Drawn from presentations made at the Hoover Institution’s October 2007 conference, this collection of essays examines the practical steps necessary to address the current security challenges of nuclear weapons and to move toward the goal Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev envisaged in their historic meeting at Reykjavik: the elimination of all nuclear weapons. The distinguished group of contributors includes former officials of the past six administrations—Republican and Democratic—along with senior scholars and scientific experts on nuclear issues. They discuss the critical issues involved in reducing the number of weapons, preventing the growth of new nuclear weapons capabilities, securing nuclear stockpiles worldwide, the challenges of verification and compliance with treaties to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation, preventing the spread of technology for nuclear fuel enrichment and reprocessing, dealing with regional animosities, and engaging the entire international community in the joint enterprise of reducing the nuclear threat

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The contributors of Reykjavik Revisited are experienced arms control, nonproliferation, and intelligence professionals, and as the foregoing suggests, they do not sugarcoat the issues or minimize the obstacles. Many of those, seen from today’s perspective, seem insurmountable… Yet, a common thread running through the book is that unconditional adoption of the ultimate goal and then pursuit of each individual step as a component of that larger endeavor will dramatically change the dynamic. 
—John Holum


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About the Editor

In a long and distinguished in government service, George Shultz served as Secretary of State under President Reagan and was at Reagan’s side during the historic Reykjavik Summit.