Emeritus Fellow Archie Brown on Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Emeritus Fellow Archie Brown on Mikhail Gorbachev

2 September 2022

Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's, Archie Brown evaluates the life and achievements of Mikhail Gorbachev in The Guardian and TIME Magazine.

There is a popular fallacy in the west that the Soviet Union had reached crisis point by 1985, that the Communist party’s politburo chose Gorbachev as general secretary because he was a reformer, and that therefore he had no option but to undertake radical changes

Read the full articles here:

The Guardian | A peaceful yet radical social transformer: Mikhail Gorbachev leaves a blazing legacy

TIME | The Cold War Didn't Have to End. Gorbachev Made It Happen