“Confronting” Moscow: The Reagan Administration, Human Rights, and the Final Act


  • Christian Philip Peterson is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ferris State University who holds a Ph.D. in history from Ohio University. He has authored Ronald Reagan and Antinuclear Movements in the United States and Western Europe, 1981–1987 (2003) and Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West, which Routledge released in September 2011. He would like to thank his wife Cori Megan McCarthy and their son Maverick Archer Peterson for inspiring this article. He would also like to acknowledge all the professors and students who made studying history at Ohio University such a rewarding experience.