Jason Saltoun-Ebin has been researching the Reagan Administration since 2001 when he was hired as a research assistant by Richard Reeves to conduct archival research for his biography, President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.
Believing that many documents held at the Reagan Library were simply too important to just be kept in an archive, Mr. Saltoun-Ebin created www.thereaganfiles.com in 2009 to encourage the further study of the Reagan Administration. In 2010, he self-published The Reagan Files: The Untold Story of Reagan’s Top-Secret Efforts to Win the Cold War (Based on over 100 recently declassified documents at the Reagan Library), followed by The Reagan Files: Inside the National Security Council, (2012) and Dear Mr. President…Reagan/Gorbachev and the Correspondence that Ended the Cold War (2013).
Mr. Saltoun-Ebin is a proud graduate of U.C.L.A., the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is a member of the State Bars of California and Wisconsin. He resides in Santa Barbara, California where he is also a licensed Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
Since creating www.thereaganfiles.com in 2009, he has made freely available more than 100,000 pages of documents from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and other archives. Most of the documents have been published here for the first time and were released in response to FOIA requests filed by Mr. Saltoun-Ebin and Mr. Reeves.
Jason can be reached by email at TheReaganFiles@gmail.com
Andrea Chiampan is a PhD candidate and Fond National Suisse (FNS) research assistant in the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland), and he’s currently Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS. He received his BA and MA summa cum laude in International Relations from the University of Padua, Italy (2009, 2011) and studied as a visiting student at the University of California at Santa Barbara (2010-11). His dissertation deals with the Anglo-American relations and NATO nuclear strategy in the 1970s and 1980s and is supervised by Professor Jussi Hanhimäki. His recent publications include “Running with the Hare, Hunting with the Hounds: The Special Relationship, Reagan's Cold War and the Falklands Conflict”, appeared in Diplomacy & Statecraft, and “‘Those European Chicken Littles’: Reagan, NATO and the Polish Crisis, 1981-82”, forthcoming in the International History Review. He is also part of a research project directed by Jussi Hanhimäki and coordinated by Dr. Bernhard Blumenau entitled “International Terrorism, the West and the Cold War, 1970-1992” that investigates the interconnection between terrorism in Western Europe and the Cold War. Since 2010 he is a contributor to The Reagan Files. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.