Is Rouhani really Ayatollah Gorbachev? Analysts have been quick to make assumptions about President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic maneuvers, translating his diplomatic skills as reminiscent of Mikhail Gorbachev’s era of Perestroika and Glasnost. Jochen Bittner of Die Zeit asks: "Is Rouhani an Iranian...
Is Rouhani really Ayatollah Gorbachev? Analysts have been quick to make assumptions about President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic maneuvers, translating his diplomatic skills as reminiscent of Mikhail Gorbachev’s era of Perestroika and Glasnost. Jochen Bittner of Die Zeit asks: "Is Rouhani an Iranian Gorbachev?" The Wall Street Journal asks the same question, featuring an article titled, "Is Rouhani the New Gorbachev?" Meanwhile, Stephen Kotkin writes about "Rouhani’s Gorbachev Moment" in Foreign Affairs. So the question arises:...
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