meeting between George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev at the end of the Cold War
The Malta Summit comprised a meeting between U.S. President George H. W. Bush and U.S.S.R. leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It took place between December 2-3, 1989, just a few weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was their second meeting following a meeting that included then President Ronald Reagan, in New York in December 1988.
During the summit, Bush and Gorbachev would declare an end to the Cold War, although whether it was truly such is a matter of debate.
- CNN: Cold War Interviews, Episode 24: Transcripts from Malta Summit
- David Hoffman, "Bush and Gorbachev Hail New Cooperation", Washington Post (December 4, 1989)
- Richard Lacayo, "Turning Visions into Reality" Archived 2013-08-25 at the Wayback Machine, in Time (online): December 11, 1989
- Romesh Ratnesar, "Condi Rice Can't Lose" Archived 2013-05-21 at the Wayback Machine, in Time (online): September 20, 1999