This work presents perspectives by experts during three different time periodsofrom 1989 to 1990, in 1991, and in 1992oillustrating the depth of the changes that have taken place in the former Soviet Union. Contents: Change in the Soviet Union: Political Dynamics in the Gorbachev Era; Gorbachev and Change in Soviet Foreign Policy; Reagan's Foreign Policy and Soviet-American Relations; The Rhetoric and Reality of Change in Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy; The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; What Went Wrong with Perestroika?; The Disintegration of the U.S.S.R. and American Foreign Policy; The Post-Soviet Economy and the World; The Influence of Political Culture on Government and Society; The Commonwealth of Independent States and the Post-Soviet Successor States; and Russia's Current Perception of America. Contributors: Paul B. Stephan, Joseph L. Nogee, Sterling J. Kernek, George M. Seignious II, Malcolm Toon, Marshall I. Goldman, Allen C. Lynch, Leonid I. Abalkin, Maurice Friedberg, Paul A. Goble, and Vladimir O. Pechatnov. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.