After years of rapprochement, the relationship between Russia and the
West is more strained now than it has ever been in the past 25 years.
Putin's motives, his reasons for seeking confrontation with the West,
remain for many a mystery. Not for Mikhail Gorbachev. In this new work,
Russia's elder statesman draws on his wealth of knowledge and experience
to reveal the development of Putin's regime and the intentions behind
it. He argues that in order to further his own personal power, Putin has
corrupted the achievements of perestroika and created a system which
offers no future for Russia. Faced with this, Gorbachev advocates a
radical reform of politics and new fostering of pluralism and social
Gorbachev's insightful analysis moves beyond internal
politics to address wider problems in the region, including the Ukraine
conflict, as well as the global challenges of poverty and climate
change. Above all else, he insists that solutions are to be found by
returning to the atmosphere of dialogue and cooperation which was so
instrumental in ending the Cold War.
This book represents the
summation of Gorbachev's thinking on the course that Russia has taken
since 1991 and stands as a testament to one of the greatest and most
influential statesmen of the 20th century.
Boktitel: The New Russia Författare: Mikhail Gorbachev Bokförlag: Polity