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Robert G. Kaiser • 15 Items / 7 Books, 5 Articles, 3 Reviews
Why Gorbachev Happened (1991)
His Triumphs, His Failure and His Fall
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    Recent Books on International Relations (10 Reviews)
    Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Republics
    1. Shock Waves by John Feffer
    2. Russia Transformed by James H. Billington
    3. The System by Georgi Arbatov
    4. The Bloody Flag by Juliana G. Pilon
    5. Why Gorbachev Happened by Robert G. Kaiser
    6. Faulty Foundations by Holland Hunter and Janusz M. Szyrmer
    7. Hungary by Nigel Swain
    8. The Hidden Hand by Jeffrey Gedmin
    9. The Sons of Sergei by Donald R. Kelley and Shannon G. Davis
    10. From Union to Commonwealth by Gail W. Lapidus, Victor Zaslavsky, and Philip Goldman, ...
    Foreign Affairs, Winter 1992, pp. 210-212
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    The End of the Empire (11 Reviews)
    The Awakening of the Soviet Union, by Geoffrey Hosking
    1. The Awakening of the Soviet Union by Geoffrey Hosking
    2. The USSR's Emerging Multiparty System by Vera Tolz
    3. Glasnost in Jeopardy
    4. Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin by Dusko Doder and Louise Branson
    5. Why Gorbachev Happened by Robert G. Kaiser
    6. Gorbachev's Struggle for Economic Reform by Anders Aslund
    7. What Went Wrong with Perestroika by Marshall I. Goldman
    8. Steeltown, USSR by Stephen Kotkin
    9. Comrade Lawyer by Robert Rand
    10. Gorbachev, Glasnost and the Gospel by Michael Bourdeaux
    11. Inside the KGB by Vladimir Kuzichkin
    The New York Review of Books, November 7, 1991, pp. 53-59
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    Recent Books on International Relations (17 Reviews)
    The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
    1. Why Gorbachev Happened by Robert G. Kaiser
    2. The End of the Cold War by David Armstrong and Erik Goldstein
    3. New Thinking and Old Realities by Michael T. Clark and Simon Serfaty
    4. Steeltown, USSR by Stephen Kotkin
    5. The Truth About Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev
    6. Dangerous Thoughts by Yuri Orlov
    7. The Irony Tower by Andrew Solomon
    8. Changes in Soviet Policy Towards the West by Gerhard Wettig
    9. Moscow, Germany, and the West from Khrushchev to Gorbachev by Michael J. Sodaro
    10. Baltic Independence and Russian Empire by Walter C. Clemens
    11. Surge to Freedom by J.F. Brown
    12. Of Walls and Bridges by Bennett Kovrig
    13. Reform in Eastern Europe by Olivier Blanchard
    14. Poland Into the 1990's by George Glazyca and Ryszard Rapacki
    15. The Convent at Auschwitz by Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski
    16. I Remember Nothing More by Adina Blady Szwajger
    17. Open Letters by Vaclav Havel
    Foreign Affairs, Fall 1991, pp. 179-183