Gorbachev and Bush

The Last Superpower Summits. Conversations that Ended the Cold War
ISBN: 
978-963-386-344-2
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This edition is the second half of the cloth bound volume The Last Superpower Summits, CEU Press, 2016
Publication date: 
forthcoming
580 pages (15 pages color gallery)

This book presents and interprets archival records of the meetings between Mikhail Gorbachev and George W. Bush between 1989 and 1991, including transcripts of conversations between top leaders on the rapid and monumental events of the final days of the Cold War. Particularly effective interlocutors were the foreign ministers Eduard Shevardnadze and James Baker, especially interesting when they interacted directly with Bush or Gorbachev. The documents were obtained from the Gorbachev Foundation and the Russian State Archives and from the United States government through requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

Taking place at a time of revolutionary change in Eastern Europe, stimulated in part by Gorbachev and by Eastern Europeans (the Solidarity movement, dissidents, reform communists), the Malta Summit of 1989 and subsequent meetings helped defuse any potential for superpower conflict. Each of the five summits is covered in a separate chapter, introduced by an essay that places the transcripts in historical context. The anthology offers a fascinating glimpse into the relationship that defined the last, waning years of the Cold War—a unique record of these historic, highest-level conversations that effectively brought it to a close. The quality and scope of the dialogue between these world leaders was unprecedented and is likely never to be repeated.

Chapter 1: The Malta Summit, 1989

Document No. 71: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 12:33 p.m. -12:46 p.m., January 23, 1989
Document No. 72: CIA Intelligence Estimate: "Moscow's 1989 Agenda for U.S.-Soviet Relations," February 1989
Document No. 73: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Getting Ahead of Gorbachev," March 1, 1989
Document No. 74: Record of Conversation between Gorbachev and Baker, Moscow, May 11, 1989
Document No. 75: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Scope Paper--Your Visit to Poland," June 29, 1989
Document No. 76: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, July 21, 1989
Document No. 77: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Shevardnadze, Washington, 2:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m., September 21, 1989
Document No. 78: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, November 22, 1989
Document No. 79: Memorandum from Baker for the President: "Your December Meeting With Gorbachev," November 29, 1989
Document No. 80: Record of Conversation between Gorbachev and John Paul II, December 1, 1989
Document No. 81: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, First Expanded Bilateral Meeting, Malta, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., December 2, 1989
Document No. 82: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, First Restricted Bilateral Meeting, Malta, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., December 2, 1989
Document No. 83: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Luncheon Meeting, Malta, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., December 2, 1989
Document No. 84: Memorandum of Conversation: Bush-Gorbachev, Second Restricted Bilateral Meeting, Malta, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., December 3, 1989
Document No. 85: Memorandum of Conversation: Bush-Gorbachev, Second Expanded Bilateral Meeting, Malta, 4:35 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., December 3, 1989
Document No. 86: Memorandum from Rice to Scowcroft, December 5, 1989
Document No. 87: Chernyaev Diary, January 2, 1990

Chapter 2: The Washington and Camp David Summit, 1990

Document No. 88: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Objectives for U.S.-Soviet Relations in 1990," January 1990
Document No. 89: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 7:04 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., January 31, 1990
Document No. 90: Memorandum of Conversation, Gates-Kryuchkov, KGB Headquarters, Moscow, 3:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., February 9, 1990
Document No. 91: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Kohl, Camp David, 2:37 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., February 24, 1990
Document No. 92: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 7:14 a.m. - 7:51 a.m., February 28, 1990
Document No. 93: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Shevardnadze, Washington, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., April 6, 1990
Document No. 94: Cable from U.S. Embassy Moscow to Department of State: "Gorbachev Confronts Crisis of Power," May 11, 1990
Document No. 95: Record of Conversation between Gorbachev and Baker (with delegations), Moscow, May 18, 1990
Document No. 96: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Scope Paper--The Gorbachev Summit," Late May 1990
Document No. 97: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Kohl, 7:34 a.m. - 7:43 a.m., May 30, 1990
Document No. 98: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, First Private Meeting, Washington, 10:54 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., May 31, 1990
Document No. 99: Record of Conversation between Gorbachev and Bush, Washington, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., May 31, 1990
Document No. 100: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Second Private Meeting, Washington, 11:00 a.m. - 11:48 a.m., June 1, 1990
Document No. 101: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Second Plenary Meeting, Washington, 11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., June 1, 1990
Document No. 102: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Final Private Meeting, Camp David, 11:15 a.m. - 12:59 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., June 2, 1990
Document No. 103: "Briefing Allies on Washington Summit," U.S. Department of State Cable, June 15, 1990
Document No. 104: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 9:26 a.m. - 10:06 a.m., July 17, 1990

Chapter 3: The Helsinki Summit, Paris, and the War in the Gulf, 1990

Document No. 105: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Baker-Shevardnadze, 1:29 p.m., August 7, 1990
Document No. 106: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, August 20, 1990
Document No. 107: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, August 29, 1990
Document No. 108: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Your Meeting with Gorbachev in Helsinki," Circa early September, 1990
Document No. 109: Record of Conversation between Bush and Gorbachev, Private Meeting, Helsinki, September 9, 1990
Document No. 110: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Plenary Meeting, Helsinki, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., September 9, 1990
Document No. 111: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Kohl, 12:36 p.m. - 12:46 p.m., September 11, 1990
Document No. 112: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Shevardnadze, New York, 1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m., October 1, 1990
Document No. 113: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, October 20, 1990
Document No. 114: Letter from Gorbachev to Bush, November 6, 1990
Document No. 115: Memorandum from James Baker to the President: "My Day in Moscow, November 8, 1990," November 9, 1990
Document No. 116: Record of the Main Content of Conversation between Gorbachev and Bush, Paris, November 19, 1990
Document No. 117: Record of the Main Content of Conversation between Gorbachev and Bush, Paris, November 20, 1990
Document No. 118: Letter from Gorbachev to Bush, December 27, 1990
Document No. 119: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 8:02 a.m. - 8:25 a.m., January 11, 1991
Document No. 120: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 9:23 a.m. - 10:34 a.m., January 18, 1991
Document No. 121: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 11:15 a.m. - 11:43 a.m., February 23, 1991

Chapter 4: The Moscow Summit, 1991

Document No. 122: Record of Conversation between Gorbachev and Baker, Moscow, March 15, 1991
Document No. 123: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Shevardnadze, Washington, 1:40 p.m. - 2:25 p.m., May 6, 1991
Document No. 124: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 9:03 a.m. - 9:47 a.m., May 11, 1991
Document No. 125: Handwritten Memorandum from Hewett for the President: "President Gorbachev's Remarks on Relations with the U.S.," Circa May 25, 1991
Document No. 126: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 4:30 p.m. - 4:49 p.m., May 27, 1991
Document No. 127: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, June 19, 1991
Document No. 128: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Meeting on Soviet Economic Issues and the London Economic Summit," June 20, 1991
Document No. 129: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 10:00 a.m. - 10:38 a.m., June 21, 1991
Document No. 130: Letter from Bush to Gorbachev, Circa Early July 1991
Document No. 131: Letter from Gorbachev to Bush, July 14, 1991
Document No. 132: Memorandum of Conversation, Gorbachev-Bush, London, July 17, 1991
Document No. 133: Memorandum of Conversation, G-7 Meeting with President Gorbachev, London, 2:20 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., July 17, 1991
Document No. 134: Memorandum from Eagleburger for the President: "Your Visit to the USSR," July 25, 1991
Document No. 135: Record of Main Content of Conversation between Gorbachev and Bush, First Private Meeting, Moscow, July 30, 1991
Document No. 136: Memorandum of Conversation, Gorbachev-Bush, Expanded Bilateral Meeting, Moscow, 12:55 p.m. - 1:22 p.m., July 30, 1991
Document No. 137: Memorandum of Conversation, Gorbachev-Bush-Nazarbayev, Luncheon Meeting, Moscow, 1:28 p.m. - 2:07 p.m., July 30, 1991
Document No. 138: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Yeltsin, Moscow, 3:55 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 30, 1991
Document No. 139: Record of the Main Content of Conversation between Bush and Gorbachev, Novo-Ogarevo, July 31, 1991
Document No. 140: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Kravchuk, Kiev, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., August 1, 1991

Epilogue: Madrid, 1991

Document No. 141: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gonzalez, 1:51 p.m. - 2:02 p.m., August 19, 1991
Document No. 142: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Yeltsin, 8:18 a.m. - 8:35 a.m., August 20, 1991
Document No. 143: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 12:19 p.m. - 12:31 p.m., August 21, 1991
Document No. 144: Memorandum from Scowcroft for the President: "Developments in the USSR," September 5, 1991
Document No. 145: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 9:22 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., September 27, 1991
Document No. 146: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., October 5, 1991
Document No. 147: Scene Setter for Meeting with President Gorbachev, Circa late October 1991
Document No. 148: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Luncheon Meeting, Madrid, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., October 29, 1991
Document No. 149: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, Private Meeting, Madrid, 1:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m., October 29, 1991
Document No. 150: Record of Dinner Conversation between Gorbachev, Bush, Gonzalez and King Juan Carlos of Spain, October 29, 1991
Document No. 151: Chernyaev Diary, November 2, 1991
Document No. 152: Memorandum of Conversation, Bush-Yakovlev, Washington, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., November 19, 1991
Document No. 153: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush- Gorbachev, 9:01 a.m. - 9:37 a.m., November 30, 1991
Document No. 154: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Yeltsin, 1:08 p.m. - 1:36 p.m., December 8, 1991
Document No. 155: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Bush-Gorbachev, 3:37 p.m. - 4:11 p.m., December 13, 1991
Document No. 156: Record of Conversation between Gorbachev and Baker, December 16, 1991
Document No. 157: Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, Gorbachev-Bush, 10:03 a.m. - 10:25 a.m., December 25, 1991

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