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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Mikhail Gorbachev
Eduard Shevardnadze was a key figure in revolutions abroad and the victim of one at home. As the Soviet Union's foreign minister, he helped topple the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War, but as the leader of post-Soviet Georgia his career in the public eye ended in humiliation when he was chased out of his parliament and forced into retirement.
What is a sound U.S. policy toward Russia? I started to think about this 25 years ago when, in October 1988, I received an invitation from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's science adviser, Yuri Ossipyan, to visit Moscow.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Given the recent American laureates — Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama — there's little likelihood that the American president who did more to promote and preserve peace will follow those usurpers. Still, it's not too late to do the noble thing, to posthumously recognize Ronald Reagan.
A spokesman for the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said he cannot attend the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral because of poor health.
The old hippies would be pleased. A new Pew Research Center survey heralds this headline: "For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. A new national survey finds that 52 percent say that the use of marijuana should be made legal." And as the old hippies would say, "groovy."
Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union from 1985 until its dissolution in 1991, had a few words of advice for Russian President Vladimir Putin: Quit being so scared of constituents.
Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of China on Thursday, as the ruling Communist Party confronts slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power.
Mikhail Gorbachev says he's feeling the effects of old age, but aims to stay active as long as he can.
The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church and founder of The Washington Times, died early Monday in South Korea. He was 92.
Twenty-five years ago, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." He could have made those remarks at the United Nations or even on the White House lawn, but he chose the perfect spot to shine the light on the stark contrast between the robust economy of West Berlin and the failed economy of East Berlin. He didn't need to point out the differences between communism and democracy -- the backdrop spoke for itself.
The U.S. needs find a way to be a leader in global peace, former President Jimmy Carter said Monday at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has "exhausted" his potential as Russia's leader, Mikhail Gorbachev declared Thursday, saying Mr. Putin's inability to change the Kremlin's political system might prompt more massive anti-government protests.
Lawrence Sheets is a foreign correspondent whose bravery exceeds one's comprehension. For two decades, he risked death covering the violent chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. The multiple "wars" he covered were not set-piece battles but disorganized carnage by guerrillas and remnants of national armies that smashed cities throughout the old USSR and slaughtered uncountable thousands of people. He survived. And he has produced some of the most gripping war correspondence I have ever read.
Mikhail Gorbachev, who resigned as Soviet president 20 years ago Sunday, has urged Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to follow his example and step down.
Russian authorities should annul the results of the parliamentary vote and hold a new one, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged Wednesday as popular indignation grew over widespread allegations of election fraud.
The ceremony came exactly 20 years after President Reagan visited the Berlin Wall and called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear it down.
"And, therefore," he added, "I'm immensely grateful for what America did, for your generosity, for your foresight and wisdom, for your compassion and your perseverance."