Articles by Mikhail Gorbachev



A Farewell to the Nuclear Sword of Damocles

Twenty-five years ago this month, I sat across from Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland, to negotiate a deal that would have reduced Ч and could have ultimately eliminated by 2000 Ч the fearsome arsenals of nuclear weapons held by the United States and the Soviet Union.

A New Democratic Agenda

Russia is on the eve of a pre-presidential election year. What happens in 2011 will, in my opinion, be even more important than the presidential election itself.

Global Climate Hangover

To move forward, the Copenhagen meeting must break the political deadlock between industrialized and developing states.

More Walls Need to Fall

The climate crisis is the new wall dividing us from our future, and global leaders must tear down this wall as well.

The Only Nuclear Option

A comment titled ""A World Free of Nuclear Weapons,"" published in The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 4, was signed by a bipartisan group of four influential Americans -- George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn -- not known for utopian thinking, and having special experience in shaping the policies of previous U.S. presidential administrations.

Russia, Its Neighbors and EU Expansion

Almost two decades ago, I called for the building of a common European home, an idea that became central to perestroika's new political thinking.