This book presents articles that provide a detailed account on the role of Gorbachev in Soviet's future, political reform, educational reform, economy, military, policy toward the United States and Western Europe, and relations with the developing world. .
1. Gorbachev and Reform: An Introduction 2. The Soviet Political Scene: The Era of Gorbachev? 3. The Soviet Future: Gorbachev and the Economy 4. Gorbachev and the Soviet Military 5. Nationalities in the Soviet Future: Trends Under Gorbachev 6. The Paradoxes of Soviet Fiction in the 1980s 7. The Reform of the Soviet Educational System: Between Modernization and Ideological Control 8. Church and State Under Gorbachev: What to Expect? 9. Soviet Policy Toward the United States and Western Europe: "Atlanticism" Versus the "Common House" 10. U.S.-Soviet Relations: Trends and Prospects 11. Gorbachev's Dilemmas in Eastern Europe 12. Soviet Relations with the Developing World