Mikhail Gorbachev: The Decay of Socialism and The Renaissance of Eastern Europe (From the perspective of an insider)
10.10.2003, 00:00 Ceslav Ciobanu,

Institute for Public Policy propose the paper "Mikhail Gorbachev: The Decay of Socialism and The Renaissance of Eastern Europe (From the perspective of an insider)", written by a well known personality of transition in the Republic of Moldova, Ambassador Dr Ceslav Ciobanu. For a short (Jan. 1987 - Aug. 1991) but very important for the contemporary history period of time Dr Ciobanu was the Advisor to the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev on Central and Eastern European issues, contributing to the development and promoting of policies of perestroika and glasnost, policies which demolished the totalitarian soviet regime and launched the processes of democratization at least on a part of the space controlled by USSR.
Now Dr Ciobanu is working as Senior Research Scholar at William R. Nelson Institute for Public Affairs, James Madison University.
The paper is published in the author's version, and presents his vision on events.

Ceslav Ciobanu. Mikhail Gorbachev: The Decay of Socialism and The Renaissance of Eastern Europe (From the perspective of an insider) (.pdf)

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