Read the attached to this week 15 “Gorbachev’s reforms.pdf and Reagan’s doctrine.pdf ” files and respond to the following questions:
Essay Topic for week 15: What was hidden under the “perestroika” discourse in the late 1980s Soviet Union? What was Gorbachev trying to reform; use the traffic intersection analogy from the article? What do you think was the most important factor contributing to changes in the Soviet Union according to the article? What were the effects of “glasnost” on Chernobyl? How do you think Reagan’s doctrine affected the Soviet Union? Would the Soviet Union have changed regardless of the Western political influences?
The format for this and rest of discussions:
Essay narrative comprised of at least five paragraphs: an introduction (containing your strong arguments), three paragraphs or more (detailed analysis of your arguments with examples, in-depth coverage, and research), and conclusion. MLA is a must. Essays not formatted in MLA style will be marked down automatically 10 points; grammar, style, and lack of proofreading (spell check) will mark essays further 15 points; poor execution, brevity, and lack of evidence in your findings/arguments may fail your attempt in this exercise. If you short cite your sources in the text (e.g. (Smith 89)) please provide works cited full citation list beneath your essay. Post by 11:59 pm on Saturday. Once your essay is written, MLA (APA or Chicago) formatted and checked for errors please upload it. This will be done weekly. Late emailed work will not be accepted for grading. Make sure to upload your essay ahead of the deadline in order to remedy any last-minute mishaps.