James Mann: “In the period that I'm writing about, which is about '85 to '88 when Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet leader, not only is this image contrary to fact, but Reagan in fact during this period is fighting the conservatives, his own constituencies. He'’s fighting also the Washington foreign policy establishment. “
A former newspaper reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist, James Mann is a Washington-based author who has written award-winning books about China and American foreign policy. He is Foreign Policy Institute Author-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins’ Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.