The Lessons of Fallen Giants (The New York Times)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1606”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“The New York Times logo”}}]]Kenneth S. Yalowitz, director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, has some advice for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Yalowitz once worked closely with Eduard Shevardnadze, who served as the Soviet Union’s foreign minister and later become president of Georgia, only to resign amidst allegations of corruption and electoral fraud.

Yalowitz sees several lessons in Shevardnadze’s fall from grace, and he shares these with President Putin in the form of a New York Times op-ed in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s collapse.

Yalowitz co-authored the op-ed with two experts who also worked closely with Shevardnadze.

Read the full op-ed, published by The New York Times on 11/17/11.

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