Gorbachev's Reforms: U.S. and Japanese Assessments

Synopsis

"Since Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985, Western analysts have been discussing four main questions-namely, what the party leadership wants to do, what it can do, what it will do, and what the outcome of its decisions will be in practice."

-J. L. Porket, International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1994-)