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Gorbachev On “A New Arms Race”

It is hard now to recall the electricity that surged through Washington, D.C., when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev first visited late in 1987, and jumped out of...

Mikhail Gorbachev

In the days surrounding the funeral of his predecessor, KonstantinChernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev met with countless delegations from aroundthe world. Vice...

Four In The Spotlight: Mikhail Gorbachev

"This man has a nice smile, but he has got iron teeth." Coming from the notoriously dour Andrei Gromyko, it was a revealing endorsement. To combat the image of...

10 Questions for Mikhail Gorbachev

History will remember Mikhail Gorbachev as the leader who brought openness (glasnost) and economic restructuring (perestroika) to the Soviet Union, ushering it...

A Farewell to Arms? Gorbachev's disarming proposal

Soviet diplomats frequently call at the State Department. Particularly since the Geneva summit, there has been a great deal of mid-level diplomacy. So there was...

Fencing at the Fireside Summit

The President of the United States offered his vision of a safer world, and the General Secretary of the Soviet Union's Communist Party did not believe a word of...

Those Who Have Gorbachev's Ear

When Mikhail Gorbachev sits across from Ronald Reagan in Geneva, he will be flanked by many of the same men who have guided the Soviet Union's relations with the...

Gorbachev Touch

When Franklin Roosevelt set out to rescue capitalism from the Depression, he had little use for rigidly defined objectives. Improvisation corrected by feedback,...

The Origins: Prelude to a Putsch

For years, as they watched Mikhail Gorbachev bull his way through history, remaking his country, his era and himself, Soviets and Westerners alike wondered...

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