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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gorbachev Speaks

  • NEW YORK (AP) ? Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev warned that the world community was wasting the opportunities presented by the end of the Cold War because of new kinds of international strife and hard-line policies.

    He said globalization "could have many negative consequences?? if allowed to take place in a spontaneous, uncontrolled manner. "It should be governed and guided,?? he said.

    Gorbachev addressed a dinner audience of several hundred at the opening Monday of the State of the World Forum 2000, a nonprofit organization whose fifth annual meeting in New York coincides with the United Nations Millennium Summit, which is expected to draw leaders from 150 nations.