THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
George Shultz reflects on his tenure as Secretary of State in the Reagan administration
and the process of making foreign policy and conducting diplomacy during the decade
leading up to the fall of the Soviet Union.
At a working session at Hofdi House during the Reykjavík Summit, October 1986. From left: General Secretary of the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, an interpreter, USSR Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz.
BY JAMES E . GOODBY