First published in 1988. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is well-known for broadcasting news and information to millions of listeners in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. In order to be an effective surrogate home service, RFE/RL has built up over the years a large research capacity, where Western-trained specialists describe and analyze develop

chapter |17 pages


Progress toward Pluralization

part |28 pages

Gorbachev Turns to Political Reform

part |31 pages

Glasnost Gains Momentum

chapter 6|6 pages

The Tools of Restructuring

chapter 7|12 pages

Return of Forbidden Literature

chapter 8|6 pages

Rediscovering Soviet History

chapter 10|6 pages

Telebridges with the West

part |16 pages

Social Ills Exposed

chapter 11|4 pages

Prostitution in the USSR

chapter 12|5 pages

Drug Abuse

chapter 13|6 pages

Faltering Health Services

chapter 14|3 pages

The Misery of Rural Life

part |24 pages

The Lackluster Economy

part |35 pages

New Thinking on Security

part |34 pages

Moscow’s Foreign Policy and Public Relations

part |22 pages

Ferment among Soviet Nationalities

chapter 30|5 pages

The Kazakhstan Riots

chapter 32|5 pages

Nationality Discord in Estonia

chapter 33|3 pages

Pamiat Takes to the Streets

part |25 pages

Czechoslovakia: The Touchstone of Gorbachevism

chapter 35|9 pages

The Ultracautious Reformers

chapter 36|6 pages

The Trial of the Jazz Fans

part |27 pages

East Germany, Hungary, and Reform

part |29 pages

Progress in Poland?

part |39 pages

The Balkan Ways

chapter 48|12 pages

Reform Albanian Style

chapter 49|13 pages

Ceauşescu and Gorbachev

chapter 50|8 pages

Greek-Bulgarian Friendship Treaty

chapter 51|8 pages

Genocide in Kosovo?

part |17 pages

Dissension Among Dissidents

part |15 pages

In Search of a New Europe

chapter 56|4 pages

The Europeans of the East

chapter 57|5 pages

A Comecon-Common Market Rapprochement

chapter 59|4 pages

Three Faces of Central Europe

part |21 pages

Whither the USSR?