The Lessons of Chernobyl: It’s the West That Now Needs Glasnost
Opinion

The Lessons of Chernobyl: It’s the West That Now Needs Glasnost

The much-acclaimed series ‘Chernobyl’ tells the story of the 1986 nuclear disaster and the authorities’ attempts to play it down. Ironically, 33 years on, it’s Western leaders who need to learn how to be honest and transparent. It was the accident which some think led directly to the fall of communism. “Reformers in the Soviet…

Trump: The Anti-Gorbachev
Opinion

Trump: The Anti-Gorbachev

Like Mikhail Gorbachev, Trump helms a fading empire. But while the former Soviet leader supported democratization in his wake, Trump’s sowing the seeds of autocracy all over the globe. Back in the late 1980s, Mikhail Gorbachev had a magic touch internationally. Traveling outside the Soviet Union, he often received the adulation that was so frequently…

Gorbachev: The Next War Will Be the Last
Asia

Gorbachev: The Next War Will Be the Last

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last. NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian…