The Biggest Takeaways From Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev’s New Book,

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, on Monday published a new book titled “What is at stake: The future of the global world.”

The 88-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s new book touches on a wide range of topics, including his thoughts on Russia’s bruised relations with the West, the rise of global populism and what he views as the biggest threats to humanity.[…]

— “There’s no more important task in world politics than restoring trust between Russia and the West. In the West, it’s understood as necessary because it’s impossible to solve any serious international problem without Russia. But all responsibility for the current situation lies with Russia.”

— “I never hid my opinion: the decision to expand NATO was the biggest strategic mistake of the West and was a step toward destabilizing the military-political situation in Europe and beyond.” Läs artikel