August 31, 2022

Leader’s Legacy Mikhail Gorbachev ‘changed the world despite dying as a pariah in his own country,’ Us Expert Says

Source: The Sun

Journalist: Caitlin Hornik

Gorbachev died on Tuesday at the age of 91 after a long illness, the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow said.

Jim Townsend, an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Center for a New American Security's Transatlantic Security Program, spoke exclusively to The U.S. Sun on the heels of Gorbachev's death."For that generation that was born afterwards [the Cold War] and didn’t know [the previous way of life], I’d give Gorbachev a lot of credit for that," Townsend told The U.S. Sun via phone on Tuesday afternoon. "He really ended his life in a very sad way given what he did."

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  • Jim Townsend

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    James Joye Townsend Jr. is an adjunct senior fellow in the CNAS Transatlantic Security Program. After eight years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for European ...