Geopolitics

Trump’s task of balancing diplomacy in Asia with interests of his voters is no easy task

Date: 11-14-2017

In his visit to East Asia, President Trump sought to make progress toward five big objectives. Those included reconfigure trade relations, especially with China; tackling…


Dr. Cohen on BBC News: Trump in China

Date: 11-09-2017


NYC Attack Shows Focus on Middle East Terror Risks Is Misplaced

Date: 11-01-2017

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year old, married father of two from a far-away land many Americans haven’t heard about (let alone can find on a map)…


Kazakhstan is opting for nuclear engagement, not deterrence

Date: 10-23-2017

With North Korea wreaking havoc by testing nuclear weapons and missiles, and with Iranian nuclear program becoming once again the focus of U.S. foreign policy,…


U.S.-Europe Rift: Is the West’s Survival at Stake?

Date: 06-19-2017

Huffington Post Dr. Ariel Cohen June 19, 2017 Is the current conflict between the Trump Administration and the European leaders, including with German Chancellor Angela…


Why the IPO of this Russian company in London could be a big deal

Date: 05-25-2017

      CNBC 25 May 2017 By Dr. Ariel Cohen Brexit may not be catastrophic for the London Stock Exchange, despite naysayers’ dire prophecies.…


Trump’s first 100 days: the foreign policy report card

Date: 05-08-2017

The Huffington Post By Ariel Cohen May 8, 2017 Many in Washington feared Trump would sell out to Russia. That never happened. Sanctions against Russia…


More Solidarity with Ukraine Needed, Say Speakers at the Kyiv Security Forum

Date: 04-24-2017

The Huffington Post By Dr. Ariel Cohen April 24, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/more-solidarity-with-ukraine-needed-say-speakers-at_us_58fe1931e4b086ce58981363 The Tenth Kyiv Security Forum—an important foreign affairs conference conducted annually by the Open…


Dr. Cohen Speaks on Bloomberg Markets AM: Putin is Doubling Down on Assad

Date: 04-12-2017

RADIO INTERVIEW Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz “Atlantic Council’s Ariel Cohen: Putin is Doubling Down on Assad” April 12, 2017 GUEST:…


Dr. Cohen Discusses Strategy in Syria

Date: 04-07-2017

Polizette “Trump Strike Brings Risk of Entanglement or ‘Red Line’ Moment” By Brendan Kirby April 7, 2017 http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-still-risks-of-red-line-moment-after-syrian-strike/ In deciding on a missile strike against…


Dr. Cohen Featured in Article on Yemen

Date: 03-30-2017

The Washington Diplomat “World Turns Blind Eye to Yemen’s Civil War, Rohingya Refugees and South Sudan’s Famine” By Larry Luxner Updated March 30, 2017 http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15159:world-turns-blind-eye-to-yemens-civil-war-rohingya-refugees-and-south-sudans-famine&catid=1556&Itemid=428…


The Russian Military in Ukraine and Syria: Lessons for the United States (Event Video)

Date: 03-28-2017

The Atlantic Council March 28, 2017 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/webcasts/the-russian-military-in-ukraine-and-syria-lessons-for-the-united-states The recent escalation of military activities in Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine and military power projection in…


Dr. Cohen Quoted in USA Today

Date: 03-28-2017

USA Today “Trump’s business network reached alleged Russian mobsters” Oren Dorell 03/28/2017 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/28/trump-business-past-ties-russian-mobsters-organized-crime/98321252/ To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his…


Dr. Cohen on BBC World News commenting on the meeting between President Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel

Date: 03-20-2017

BBC March 20, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGqX9G7T6M&feature=youtu.be


Trump and Merkel Facing an Urgent Trans-Atlantic Agenda

Date: 03-16-2017

The Huffington Post March 16, 2017 The snowstorm that postponed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House is symbolic of the chill in…


Trump and Merkel Cannot Afford to Fail

Date: 03-15-2017

The Atlantic Council Ariel Cohen March 15, 2017 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/trump-and-merkel-cannot-afford-to-fail The massive snowstorm that postponed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House is symbolic…


How to Protect Hawaii from a North Korean Missile Attack

Date: 03-10-2017

The Huffington Post Ariel Cohen March 10, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-protect-hawaii-from-a-north-korean-missile-attack_us_58c2eaa8e4b0c3276fb78451 Ballistic missile launches by North Korea and Iran are among the first tests being faced by…


Dr. Cohen Speaks on US-Russian Relations on OAN

Date: 03-08-2017

One America News Network March 8, 2017


Dr. Cohen Speaks on US-Ukrainian Relations

Date: 03-07-2017

Усi Медиаформати 07/03/2017 http://m.dw.com/uk/гра-на-випередження-чому-українські-високопосадовці-поспішають-до-сша-07032017/av-37845920


Dr. Cohen Speaks on US-Russia Relations on Fox News

Date: 03-06-2017

Fox News March 6, 2017 http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTQyNjU1NiZNRElEPTc1MTc2NTAmTURTZWVkPTE5NjMmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D


Dr. Cohen Speaks on Syrian Conflict on DOC TV

Date: 03-03-2017

DOC TV March 3, 2017


Конец медового месяца Путина и Трампа

Date: 03-01-2017

Новое Время Ариэль Коэн 1 марта 2017 http://nv.ua/opinion/cohen/konets-medovogo-mesjatsa-putina-i-trampa-724944.html Надежды на быструю разрядку в отношениях со Штатами не оправдались, и Кремль вернулся к привычному для себя…


The Trump-Putin Honeymoon is Over

Date: 03-01-2017

Newsweek March 1, 2017 By Ariel Cohen http://www.newsweek.com/trump-putin-honeymoon-over-562180 This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. As Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster takes over President…


Trump-Putin: The End of the Shortest Honeymoon Ever?

Date: 02-28-2017

The Huffington Post 02/28/17 By Dr. Ariel Cohen http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58b56e51e4b0658fc20f99e3 As Gen. H.R. McMaster takes over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, conducting a bottom-up review…


Trump and Putin: The Shortest Honeymoon Ever Is Over

Date: 02-27-2017

The Atlantic Council 02/27/17 By Dr. Ariel Cohen http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/trump-and-putin-the-shortest-honeymoon-ever-is-over As Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster takes over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, conducting a bottom-up…


Interview: The Importance of Azerbaijan for Russia and the USA

Date: 02-20-2017

СВС Знаковая Встреча в Баку http://cbc.az/ru/v_story/video1487344509 В связи со встречей руководителей генштабов США и России международные эксперты отмечают все более возрастающую роль Азербайджана, как важного…


Trump’s trials: Iran and North Korea

Date: 02-20-2017

The Hill Ariel Cohen 02/19/2017 http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/320188-trumps-trials-iran-and-north-korea As the General Michael Flynn’s political star sets amidst continued controversy, the Trump administration is facing its first foreign…


Ариэль Коэн: Азербайджану Доверяют и США, и Россия

Date: 02-17-2017

СВС 17/02/17 http://cbc.az/ru/v_story/video1487341990 Избрание Баку местом встречи начальника Генерального штаба Вооруженных сил России, первого заместителя министра обороны генерала армии Валерия Герасимова и председателя Комитета начальников…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on Washington and the Baltics

Date: 02-08-2017

Vesti.lv “Ариэль Коэн: Вашингтон от Прибалтики просто отмахнется” Тимур Пушкавер 08/02/2017 http://vesti.lv/news/ariely-koen-vashington-ot-pribaltiki-budet-prosto-otmahivatysya Приход к власти в США Дональда Трампа знаменует кардинальные перемены в американской внешней…


Dr. Cohen Says China is the USA’s Main Competition

Date: 02-06-2017

Rubaltic.Ru “Ариэль Коэн: главный конкурент США — Китай, а не Россия” Александр Носович 06/02/2017 http://www.rubaltic.ru/article/politika-i-obshchestvo/06022017-glavnyy-konkurent-ssha-kitay-a-ne-rossiya/ Приход к власти в США Дональда Трампа знаменует кардинальные перемены…


Dr. Cohen Comments on False Controversy over Russian Sanctions

Date: 02-03-2017

Polizette “False Controversy Swirls Over Russian Sanctions National security experts say tweaks in Moscow policy initiated by career bureaucrats, not Trump” By Brendan Kirby February…


Dr. Cohen Quoted in Article on Trump and Putin Conversation

Date: 01-30-2017

РБК “Новый тон: о чем и как говорили Путин и Трамп” Полина Химшиашвили 01/30/17 <a href=”http://www.rbc.ru/politics/30/01/2017/588e01b69a7947b28973f084″ target=”_blank”>http://www.rbc.ru/politics/30/01/2017/588e01b69a7947b28973f084</a> Дональд Трамп впервые после инаугурации поговорил с Владимиром…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on Baltic Region in Kaliningrad

Date: 01-25-2017

Regnum January 25, 2017 “Мы можем ожидать переориентацию прибалтийских элит” https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2230838.html КАЛИНИНГРАД, 25 января 2017, 10:47 — REGNUM  С победой Дональда Трампа переориентация элит Прибалтики может иметь место,…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on NATO, Baltics, and WWIII

Date: 01-25-2017

Komsolmolskaya Pravda “Американский политолог: Батальоны НАТО в Прибалтике – это ловушка” By Aleksei Denisenkov January 25, 2017 http://www.kaliningrad.kp.ru/daily/26634/3653607/ Название дискуссии, которая прошла накануне в БФУ…


Ariel Cohen Featured on Rubaltic News

Date: 01-25-2017

Rubaltic.ru Ариэль Коэн: большая часть бронетехники будет отозвана из Прибалтики после маневров Ariel Cohen January 25, 2017 http://www.rubaltic.ru/news/25012017-koen-ssha-otzovet/ Большая часть военной техники и контингента, переброска…


Trump’s Russia Policy: Rough Draft

Date: 01-25-2017

The Huffington Post Trump’s Russia Policy: Rough Draft By Ariel Cohen January 25, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ariel-cohen/trumps-russia-policy-a-ro_b_14398422.html Now that President Donald J Trump has been sworn in,…


The Trump Administration Needs a Comprehensive Review of Our Policy Towards Russia

Date: 01-24-2017

The Independent Journal Review The Trump Administration Needs a Comprehensive Review of Our Policy Towards Russia By Ariel Cohen January 24, 2017 http://ijr.com/opinion/2017/01/263496-the-trump-administration-needs-a-comprehensive-russia-policy-review/ Now that…


Dr. Cohen on NATO’s Withdrawal from the Baltics

Date: 01-24-2017

24 Vesti Kaliningrad “Большая часть военных НАТО вернётся из Прибалтики и Польши обратно на свои базы” January 24, 2017 http://vesti-kaliningrad.ru/bolshaya-chast-voennyx-nato-vernyotsya-iz-pribaltiki-i-polshi-obratno-na-svoi-bazy/


Dr. Cohen on Kazakhstan’s Role in Syria

Date: 01-21-2017

Telekanal Khabar “А.Коэн: Казахстан стал центральным игроком в процессе урегулирования ситуации в Сирии” January 21, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLPQj2U7hdg#action=share


Dr. Cohen Featured on Echo Moskvy

Date: 01-20-2017

Echo Moskvy January 20, 2017 http://echo.msk.ru/programs/personalnovash/1912068-echo/#mmvideo  


Dr. Cohen’s Show on ETV

Date: 01-18-2017

ETV “Реальная политика с Ариэлем Коэном” January 18, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AshQkXdil9k&t=6s&ab_channel=etvnetkino


Dr. Cohen on Rossiya 1 Discussing Trump’s Foreign Policy

Date: 01-18-2017

Evening with Vladimir Solovyov (Вечер с Владимиром Соловьевым) January 18, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKP4kKlYcjw


Ariel Cohen on Bloomberg Markets AM- RADIO

Date: 01-03-2017

Bloomberg Ariel Cohen Sees Trump Buttering Up Putin to Detach from China January 3, 2017 Lisa Abramowicz Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa…


Dr. Cohen on RBC Speaking on the New Russian Sanction

Date: 12-30-2016

РБК Георгий Макаренко, Полина Химшиашвили От Обамы за хакеров: что известно о новых санкциях США 12/30/16 http://www.rbc.ru/politics/30/12/2016/58657b4f9a7947e2c896dc3d Барак Обама наложил санкции на ФСБ и ГУ…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on Israel’s Ties with Russia

Date: 12-22-2016

Algemeiner Scorned by Obama, Israel Forged Ties With Russia, Expert Says December 22, 2016 By Rafael Medoff https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/22/scorned-by-obama-israel-forged-ties-with-russia-expert-says/ According to a leading expert on the…


Dr. Cohen Commenting on Tillerson

Date: 12-15-2016

Forbes Exxon’s Sanctioned Russian Oil Deal Threatens Rex Tillerson As Trump’s Secretary Of State Kenneth Rapoza December 15, 2016 http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/12/15/trump-russia-exxon-tillerson/#67f899363a63  President-elect Donald Trump wants him.…


Dr. Cohen Quoted in Article on Rex Tillerson

Date: 12-13-2016

News Week Rex Tillerson At State: Canny Pick or Catastrophe? By Melinda Haring December 13, 2016 http://www.newsweek.com/rex-tillerson-state-canny-pick-or-catastrophe-531492  President-elect Donald Trump has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on Tillerson Nomination

Date: 12-13-2016

РБК “Бизнес-подход к дипломатии: почему Трамп выбрал Тиллерсона” 13/12/16 Александр Ратников, Тимофей Дзядко, Людмила Подобедова http://www.rbc.ru/politics/13/12/2016/585012fe9a794706af539853 Руководитель ExxonMobil Рекс Тиллерсон выбран Дональдом Трампом на пост госсекретаря за сильные навыки…


Dr. Cohen Commenting on Trump Administration Removing Sanctions

Date: 12-13-2016

TV Rain Самый удобный кандидат для России: снимет ли новый госсекретарь США санкции 13/12/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsVjT3DcMiE


Beyond the Trump-Putin Warmth, Tough Decisions Lurk

Date: 12-06-2016

Financial Times December 6, 2016 By Dr. Ariel Cohen https://www.ft.com/content/418aa2d5-f9f5-31a5-89f4-4567afb470bb  The mood is festive in the Russian capital, and expectations are high that Donald Trump’s…


Dr. Cohen Discussing Trump’s Foreign Policy

Date: 12-04-2016

Dr. Cohen discussing Trump’s foreign policy on Solovyev talk show on Rossiya 1 TV channel in Russia


Why Russia Will Remain the Centerpiece of US Foreign Policy After the Elections

Date: 10-28-2016

Huffington Post October 28, 2016 By Ariel Cohen http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ariel-cohen/why-russia-will-remain-th_b_12690626.html With the final stretch of the U.S. presidential elections upon us, Russia’s challenge in Syria has…


Dr. Cohen on Sky News Arabic discussing Russia

Date: 10-27-2016

Dr. Cohen on Sky Arabic discussing Russia in the Middle East, Russia/Syria, Russia/Turkey, Russia/US etc. Sky News Arabic October 27, 2016


Dr. Cohen on CNN

Date: 10-26-2016

CNN October 26, 2016 Dr. Cohen discussing Russian warships’ withdrawal of refueling request. http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTQyNjU1NiZNRElEPTY4MTg4OTcmTURTZWVkPTY0OCZUeXBlPU1lZGlh


The breathtaking Russian problem that awaits our next president

Date: 10-25-2016

Fox News Opinion October 25, 2016 By Dr. Ariel Cohen http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/10/25/breathtaking-russian-problem-that-awaits-our-next-president.html With the final stretch of the presidential elections upon us, Russia’s challenge in Syria…


“Georgian Dream Meets Reality: The Coalition’s First Term and Future Reform Prospects”

Date: 10-14-2016

“Georgian Dream Meets Reality: The Coalition’s First Term and Future Reform Prospects” Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., and Ivan Benovic October 2016 http://www.iags.org/GeorgiaReportOct2016.pdf Executive Summary Concluding its…


Ариэль Коэн: «У Азербайджана в этом смысле непростая ситуация…»

Date: 09-30-2016

Ариэль Коэн: «У Азербайджана в этом смысле непростая ситуация…» Dr. Cohen discussing Azerbaijan on Vesti AZ Vesti AZ September 30, 2016 http://m.vesti.az/news/307511 В августе в…


Ariel Cohen on oil prices past OPEC decision on Russia’s RIA Novosti

Date: 09-30-2016

Ariel Cohen on oil prices past OPEC decision on Russia’s RIA Novosti RIA Novosti September 30, 2016 https://ria.ru/economy/20160930/1478194032.html БАКУ, 30 сен — РИА Новости, Вугар…


Dr. Ariel Cohen on CNN Newsroom Live discussing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

Date: 08-12-2016

Dr. Ariel Cohen on CNN Newsroom Live discussing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine CNN International (US) – U.S. Cable 08/12/2016 http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=7df065b7-ed3f-4881-8471-166437021bf6


NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It’s Too Late

Date: 07-05-2016

Atlantic Council July 5, 2016 By Ariel Cohen At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect…


Cohen: Lieberman’s appointment as Israel’s defense minister to ensure successful co-op between defense establishments of Israel, Azerbaijan

Date: 05-21-2016

Trend 21 May 2016 By Elmira Tariverdiyeva The Israeli Defense Minister nominee Avigdor Lieberman is no stranger to Azerbaijan, Ariel Cohen, PhD, a non-resident senior…


Corporate Raiding, Russian Style

Date: 05-16-2016

The Huffington Post May 16, 2016 By Ariel Cohen At the London anti-corruption summit last Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that corruption destroys…


“This summer and fall of 2016 may look like the perfect timing for territorial adventurism in the Caucasus”

Date: 05-16-2016

Accent May 16, 2016 By Mariam Chubinidze The Georgian news agency Accent’s exclusive interview with Ariel Cohen, Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu…


Ariel Cohen: Armenia must withdraw from occupied Azerbaijani territories

Date: 05-12-2016

News.Az May 12, 2016 “Recognition of the “independence” of Nagorno-Karabakh by Armenia will not be a step towards peace and a move in a wrong…


Avoiding Balkan Black Swans

Date: 04-20-2016

The Huffington Post April 20, 2016 By Ariel Cohen The Balkans have become a pivotal region in the refugee crisis that is endangering European stability…


Russia Is Not Nine Feet Tall

Date: 04-01-2016

As Russia has boycotted the global Nuclear Security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, March 31-April 1, 2016, questions arise as to…


United States and Canada Must Jointly Develop North American Energy Market

Date: 03-25-2016

Atlantic Council March 25, 2016 By Ariel Cohen Falling oil prices are a major challenge for oil revenue-dependent markets, including Venezuela, Russia, and Iran. But…


Putin’s Weakness Gives Kerry a Strong Hand

Date: 03-24-2016

In Moscow this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should keep in mind that Russia’s recent military engagements in Ukraine and Syria represent an…


Memo to Secretary Kerry: Russia Is Weaker Than You Think

Date: 03-23-2016

When US Secretary of State John Kerry goes to Moscow this week, he should keep in mind that Russia’s recent military engagements in Ukraine and…


Dr. Cohen on BBC World News – Syria, Russia

Date: 03-04-2016

Dr. Cohen on BBC World News speaking about US-Russian relations as they are playing out in Syria BBC World News March 4, 2016


Dr. Ariel Cohen on Russian TV channel TVC

Date: 03-03-2016

Dr. Ariel Cohen on Russian TV channel TVC February 27, 2016 Dr. Cohen spoke on TVC’s talk show Pravo Znat about US-Russian relations. http://www.tvc.ru/channel/brand/id/1756/show/episodes/episode_id/43568


Iranian gas industry to require massive investments to meet European demands

Date: 01-27-2016

Trend News Agency January 26, 2016 By Elena Kosolapova http://en.trend.az/business/energy/2486234.html The Iranian gas industry will require massive investments to meet European and global demand, Non-resident…


Why TANAP/TAP a better alternative than Turkish Stream

Date: 01-27-2016

Trend News Agency January 27, 2016 By Aygun Badalova http://en.trend.az/business/energy/2486185.html The Trans Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), being realized within…


Saudi-Iranian Crisis, China’s Economic Slide Set Stage for Perfect Storm in the Oil Market

Date: 01-05-2016

The Atlantic Council January 5, 2016 By Ariel Cohen The deepening rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran may have dire consequences for global oil markets…


Russia’s Quarrel With Turkey Is Distracting—and Dangerous

Date: 12-03-2015

The National Interest December 3, 2015 By Ariel Cohen De-escalation is crucial in order to restore focus on the Syrian war itself. As the world’s…


Dr. Cohen on US-Russian anti-ISIS cooperation and Syria (Russian)

Date: 11-18-2015

Dr. Cohen on RBK comments on anti-ISIS cooperation between US and Russia November 18, 2015


REPORT: Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond

Date: 11-18-2015

Atlantic Council November 18, 2015 By Dr. Ariel Cohen In Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond, Senior Fellow at…


A ‘Cold War 2.0’ playing out in the Middle East

Date: 11-03-2015

Putin’s government tries to establish a security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean, expert tells the “Post. The US is facing a “Cold War…


Dr. Cohen on elections in Azerbaijan (Video)

Date: 11-02-2015

i24 News Azerbaijan November 2, 2015


Trial by turbulence in Turkey

Date: 10-30-2015

As the maelstrom of mayhem in the Middle East – from Benghazi to Baghdad and from Tripoli to Tikrit – expands, Turkey, a pillar of…


Ariel Cohen: Georgia Could Become an Energy Exporter

Date: 10-29-2015

Georgia Today, like many of our Readers, was interested in the groundbreaking announcement by a US independent oil and gas exploration and production company Frontera…


War in Syria: Time for America to Get Tough on Russia

Date: 10-15-2015

The National Interest October 15, 2015 By Ariel Cohen http://nationalinterest.org/feature/war-syria-time-america-get-tough-russia-14082 Last week, Russia hit Syria with 26 Kalibr cruise missiles fired from its warships in…


Dr. Ariel Cohen on the September 2015 clashes on and around Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Date: 09-16-2015

TRT World September 14, 2015


Russia from Ukraine to Syria: Helping the Cat Down the Tree

Date: 09-08-2015

Russia’s military involvement in Syria and Ukraine obligates the United States and its European allies to bring the Kremlin back to Earth and recognize that…


Why Russia keeps pumping crude even as oil prices plummet

Date: 09-08-2015

Russia – despite serious economic headwinds, and Western energy sanctions – is scrambling make sure it retains its status as a global leader in oil…


Expert tells ‘Post’: Moscow “has definitely raised the quality of equipment it is sending” to Syria

Date: 09-07-2015

Russia’s recent military buildup in Syria has sparked concern in Western capitals as Vladimir Putin again appears to be shrewdly calculating that the West will…


A More-Interesting-Than-Usual Panel on the Iran Deal

Date: 09-05-2015

It’s Saturday night of Labor Day weekend. If you’re anything like me, rather than having some barbecue and a beer, or watching baseball, or watching…


Iran Nuclear Agreement (VIDEO)

Date: 09-04-2015

Iran Nuclear Agreement C-SPAN September 4, 2015 VIDEO: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327950-1/discussion-iran-nuclear-deal Panelists talked about the strengths and weaknesses of the Iran nuclear agreement.


No more Montenegrin pork? Russia adds 4 countries to list of import bans

Date: 08-13-2015

The ban includes meat, fish, dairy products, fruit, and vegetables. While some analysts have suggested that the economic consequences could be dire, others have scoffed…


Moscow’s Veto of MH17 Tribunal: A Blunder of Potentially Huge Proportions

Date: 08-06-2015

On July 29, Russia vetoed a draft UN resolution seeking to set up a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines…


Earth to Russia. Come Back to Reality

Date: 07-15-2015

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Vice Speaker of the Duma and leader of the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, has announced that in 2016, Russian flags will fly over…


How Russia Could Become a Food Superpower

Date: 07-15-2015

ARIEL COHEN: Russia could be a food superpower, given its vast soil and water resources. It still may become one, but the question is whether…


China’s “One Belt – One Road” Mega-project Will Boost Eurasian Natural Gas Opportunities

Date: 06-29-2015

The efforts of China to ensure its economic development and preeminence include the creation of the “New Silk Road” – the enormous system of infrastructure…


Hey, Remember Me? It’s Europe: The Transatlantic Alliance is in Trouble

Date: 06-25-2015

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves cautioned at the Bratislava Global Security Forum on June 20, 2015, that the West should not stress the differences between…


Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply

Date: 06-22-2015

As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in…

Security Europe
http://www.securityeurope.info/turkey-threatens-the-major-prospects-for-eastern-med-gas-supply/

US should act in Mideast now to avoid messier cleanup later, says expert

Date: 06-11-2015

Ariel Cohen: Iran going nuclear would lead to Saudis following suit. By decreasing its footprint in the Middle East at a time of growing threats,…

The Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-should-act-in-Mideast-now-to-avoid-messier-cleanup-later-says-expert-405663

Beyond Oil and Gas: Kazakhstan Bets its Future on Reform

Date: 06-08-2015

Recent events in Ukraine and Russia’s anti-Western rhetoric and military posture force European energy consumers to look for alternatives for Russian hydrocarbons. One of the…

Natural Gas Europe
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/oil-and-gas-kazakhstan-new-silk-road-ariel-cohen-24055

Systemic Violence Threatens Middle East Oil Outlook

Date: 06-03-2015

When oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meet in Vienna on June 5, they’ll face a strategic dilemma. Political instability…

The Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/systemic-violence-threatens-middle-east-oil-outlook

Why the 2016 Election Should Focus on Coal’s Future

Date: 05-08-2015

Although many in the U.S. and around the world are trying to do in coal, it remains an important energy source in the 21st century.…

Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/05/08/why-the-2016-election-should-focus-on-coals-future/

Will Greece-Russia gas deal threated EU energy security?

Date: 05-05-2015

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Greece would get “hundreds of millions of Euros every year” for…

Natural Gas Europe
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/greece-russia-gas-deal-threaten-eu-energy-security-23487?utm_content=bufferd2ffd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

No Easy Outs for Putin: US Presidential Candidates United on Ukraine

Date: 04-21-2015

Ukraine will remain at the heart of the conflict between the US and Russia beyond the 2016 presidential election. In the polls, Americans are united…

Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/no-easy-outs-for-putin-us-presidential-candidates-united-on-ukraine

Ariel Cohen: Putin’s chilling message to the West

Date: 04-10-2015

Vladimir Putin’s 10-day disappearance shortly after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and his triumphal reappearance after the broadcast of a 150-minute documentary on…

Kyiv Post
https://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/ariel-cohen-putins-chilling-message-to-the-west-385861.html

Dr. Cohen’s commentary on the Iran deal (Russian)

Date: 04-09-2015

April 6, 2015 RBC Television Channel


Putin’s Chilling Message to the West

Date: 04-07-2015

Vladimir Putin’s 10-day disappearance shortly after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and his triumphal reappearance after the broadcast of a 150-minute documentary on…


The Big Mistake Ukraine Is Making on Energy

Date: 04-01-2015

Ukraine is facing a huge energy-security challenge. It is dependent on Russia supplying most of its natural gas as well as uranium fuel for its…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/04/01/the-big-mistake-ukraine-is-making-on-energy/

For Better Relations with Russia, Ukraine Needs Independence

Date: 03-16-2015

The future of Ukraine was discussed at the Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kiev.  Despite the fact that  the Ukrainian energy market is seasawed due to…


Ukraine’s tax hike will strangle the domestic oil and gas sector

Date: 03-10-2015

Ukraine is facing existential challenges, and energy security is one of them. The country is dependent on Russia supplying most of its natural gas as…

Natural Gas Europe
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/ukraines-tax-hike-will-strangle-domestic-oil-and-gas-sector-22596

Nemtsov’s murder — the tip of Vladimir Putin’s iceberg

Date: 03-04-2015

The murder of my good friend Boris Nemtsov is a personal tragedy. When we met for lunch in Tel Aviv a few months ago, I…

Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/4/ariel-cohen-boris-nemtsovs-murder-the-tip-of-vladi/

Argentina the rogue

Date: 02-04-2015

This week Argentina appealed to the UN General Assembly to push through the Multilateral Legal Framework for Sovereign Debt Restructuring, which is being touted as…

The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/231623-argentina-the-rogue

Glenn Beck Interviews Dr. Ariel Cohen (video)

Date: 01-15-2015

  Published on Jan 15, 2015 We haven’t seen depression yet – what would happen to the global economy? Glenn Beck plays out the scenario…


Turkey and Russia: Alliance or Battle Over Energy?

Date: 12-09-2014

Turkey and Russia form stronger bilateral ties with a new extensive energy deal, but is it sustainable? Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced the cancellation…

The Globalist
http://www.theglobalist.com/turkey-and-russia-alliance-or-battle-over-energy/

Lecture: “Challenges and Prospects of Oil and Gas Industry in Russia and Worldwide”

Date: 12-02-2014

Moscow on the “Challenges and Prospects of Oil and Gas Industry in Russia and Worldwide.” The global energy landscape is evolving at a rapid pace,…


Interview “Ариэль Коэн: Кремль, нефть и пропаганда”

Date: 12-01-2014

Есть ли у США ответ на украинскую агрессию Путина? Говорим с профессором Ариэлем Коэном. http://www.svoboda.org/media/video/26709780.html By Михаил Соколов November 27, 2014 RFE/RL  


A Glimpse at Energy Politics in ‘The World Is Not Enough’

Date: 11-28-2014

Michael Apted’s 1999 film “The World Is Not Enough” portrays the iconic James Bond and his fight against an international conspiracy involving a Caspian oil…


The Case for Keystone XL

Date: 11-27-2014

The most important change needed for transporting crude throughout North America is the approval and construction of the fourth phase of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/27/the-case-for-keystone-xl/

Dr. Cohen on Channel One Russia TV show “”Структура момента”

Date: 11-26-2014

В студии программы “Структура момента” обсуждают суть взаимоотношений России и Запада и перспективы развития этих отношений. http://www.1tv.ru/videoarchive/84838 November 26, 2014 Channel One Russia

Channel One Russia
http://www.1tv.ru/videoarchive/84838

Why ‘Energy Independence’ Sounds Better Than It Is

Date: 11-26-2014

“Energy independence” has become a buzzword too closely associated with U.S. neo-isolationism. It is true that calorie by calorie, the U.S. can become “energy independent,”…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/26/why-energy-independence-sounds-better-than-it-is/

The Absurd Gridlock Over Spent Fuel

Date: 11-25-2014

The most difficult challenge to American civilian nuclear energy is spent fuel. http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/25/the-absurd-gridlock-over-spent-fuel/ By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014    

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/25/the-absurd-gridlock-over-spent-fuel/

Interview: Obama’s Immigration Reform/Реформа Обамы

Date: 11-22-2014

Dr. Cohen’s interview with Russian Life News about President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Life News November 22, 2014


Speakers: Credibility, success are keys to winning information war with Russia

Date: 11-21-2014

“We believe that Ukraine can make it as a European, free, Western-minded country,” Cohen said. “So does Vladimir Putin. And he is scared of that…

Kyiv Post
https://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/speakers-credibility-success-are-keys-to-winning-information-war-with-russia-372588.html

How East-West Competition Turned Balkan Energy into a Geopolitical Football

Date: 11-20-2014

Europe’s dependency on Russian gas, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, has become a major strategic liability for the West. This is especially true as…

Journal of Energy Security
http://www.ensec.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563:how-east-west-competition-turned-balkan-energy-into-a-geopolitical-football&catid=126:kr&Itemid=395

Ариэль Коэн: Люстрировать надо было КГБ, партию и комсомол

Date: 11-15-2014

Политическая люстрация – вещь с которой не играют. Проблемы чистки – это всегда проблемы кадров в будущем. Каким образом Прибалтике удалось очиститься от нежелательных кадров…


Politicians’ prosecution in Georgia is wrong – Ariel Cohen

Date: 11-05-2014

The expert said many in Washington believe that prosecuting former senior officials of Georgia, starting with President Mikheil Saakashvili and now, Alasania, is wrong, as…


Dr. Cohen’s comments on RBK Russian Business TV Channel (Video)

Date: 11-03-2014

США грозят РФ новыми санкциями, если Москва признает голосование легитимным. November 2, 2014 RBK Russian Business TV Channel http://rbctv.rbc.ru/archive/main_news/text/562949992841176.shtm


Putin’s Valdai folly: Attacking the U.S. while standing on a shaky economy is unwise

Date: 10-30-2014

On Oct. 24, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Valdai Club speech, providing a unique peek into his geopolitical soul. While the Russian president raised important…


Mосква-Пекин: Новый бумеранг

Date: 10-16-2014

Во время визита Премьера Китая Ли Кецаня в Москву на этой неделе, две евразийские державы подписали беспрецедентное количество экономических соглашений: 38. Премьер Дм. Медведев расхваливал…

VOA Russia
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2014/10/15/mосква-пекин-новый-бумеранг/

Ariel Cohen: Putin may be compensating for reputational damage to Russia in the conflict in Ukraine by trying to resolve the Karabakh conflict

Date: 10-16-2014

The United States has always had a very modest record of achievements in Armenia. This is a one-way street. The U.S. seeks a resolution to…

ArmInfo News Agency
http://www.arminfo.info/index.cfm?objectid=B7447010-5539-11E4-A07D0EB7C0D21663

The Astronomic Costs of Reversing Climate Change

Date: 10-03-2014

While energy experts love to discuss climate change, they often disregard the actual costs and benefits of this phenomenon. As political violence rises globally, addressing,…


Obama inaction on Ukraine could impede nuclear disarmament

Date: 09-02-2014

Ariel Cohen, director of the Center for Energy Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, said the situation “looks…


Interview with Dr. Cohen about Iraq

Date: 08-18-2014

Interview with Dr. Cohen about the targets of the Islamic state and U.S. support for Iraq CTV NEWS August 16, 2014 View the interview at…


TV Interview: Ukraine Bombs Russian Convoy

Date: 08-18-2014

Dr. Cohen discusses reports that Ukraine has fired on a Russian convoy and examine the tactics of Putin’s “new era of warfare.” http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=35381229 08/15/1402:01 The…


Путин, как миротворец: сможет ли он предотвратить новую войну за Карабах?

Date: 08-11-2014

Историческая встреча прошла в Сочи. Президент Владимир Путин попытался предотвратить еще одну вспышку на территории распавшегося Советского Союза: в Карабахе идет стрельба. Есть ли связь…

VOA Russia
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2014/08/11/путин-как-миротворец-сможет-ли-он-пред/

Armenia and Azerbaijan: On the Brink of War?

Date: 08-07-2014

The messy business of post-imperial disintegration is not over. The eruption of Russian-Ukrainian hostilities is not the only case in point. The former Soviet republics…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/armenia-azerbaijan-the-brink-war-11035

Escalation of Armenia-Azerbaijan violence produces threat to peace in South Caucasus

Date: 08-02-2014

Escalation of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan produces a serious threat to peace and stability in South Caucasus, Ariel Cohen, PhD, Principal, International Market Analysis…

AZERNEWS
http://www.azernews.az/azerbaijan/69346.html

Escalation of Armenia-Azerbaijan violence produces threat to peace in South Caucasus

Date: 08-02-2014

Escalation of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan produces a serious threat to peace and stability in South Caucasus, Ariel Cohen, PhD, Principal, International Market Analysis…

AZERNEWS
http://www.azernews.az/azerbaijan/69346.html

Interview with Dr. Cohen about Hague ruling against Russia

Date: 08-01-2014

Russia is being forced to pay back almost $52bn to former share holders of defunct oil group, Yukos. This, according to a court ruling by…

RFI
https://soundcloud.com/radiofranceinternationale/hague-ruling-against-russia-a-victory-for-yukos-shareholders-says-market-analyst-ariel-cohen

Passenger Jet Downed in Ukraine (video)

Date: 07-17-2014

Dr. Cohen comments on news that a passenger jet was shot out of the sky in eastern Ukraine. http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=34587261 The Blaze TV July 17, 2014

The Blaze TV
http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=34587261

How does the U.S. Respond? (video)

Date: 07-17-2014

Dr. Cohen comments on President Obama’s decision to imposed more sanctions on Russia. http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=34587277 The Blaze TV July 17, 2014 Your browser does not support…

The Blaze TV
http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=34587277

The Islamic State: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Date: 07-15-2014

Ariel Cohen, a leading U.S. energy and geopolitics expert and the principal of International Market Analysis, said the Islamic State has an “ambitious agenda” to…

OilPrice.com
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Islamic-State-Be-Afraid-Be-Very-Afraid.html

Ariel Cohen: France unlikely to bring about resolution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Date: 07-08-2014

A leading American energy and geopolitics expert and the Principal of International Market Analysis, a natural resources advisory company, Ariel Cohen spoke to Trend regarding…

Trend AZ
http://m.trend.az/en/regions/scaucasus/azerbaijan/2292351.html

Барак Обама поздравил Петра Порошенко (video)

Date: 05-27-2014

Dr. Cohen’s commentary on the outcome of Ukrainian Presidential elections. http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Q29xPz2y0uM RTVi May 27, 2014

RTVi
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Q29xPz2y0uM

Europe’s Energy Dependence on Russia Can’t Last

Date: 05-26-2014

Vladimir Putin is the father of the most significant energy mix shift in Europe. Ukraine may be the straw that broke the back of the…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/05/26/three-keys-european-energy-independence-russia/

Ukraine’s Future: To Whom Does It Belong?

Date: 05-25-2014

In the recent makeshift referenda in Donetsk and Luhansk unrecognized by the West, a small minority of eligible voters voted in favor of secession from…


Putin’s man in China: Gennady Timchenko

Date: 05-22-2014

Mr. Timchenko’s rise to prominence on the crucial China file shows that the current sanctions against individuals are ineffective, and Russia can essentially ignore them…


Three Keys to European Energy Independence from Russia

Date: 05-21-2014

Vladimir Putin is the father of the most significant energy mix shift in Europe. Ukraine may be the straw that broke the back of the…


Vladimir Putin’s New Fifth International

Date: 05-21-2014

In the recent makeshift referenda in Donetsk and Luhansk unrecognized by the West, a small minority of eligible voters voted in favor of secession from…


Запад и Донбасс: какими могут быть новые санкции

Date: 05-14-2014

Картинки из Донецка и Луганска — люди, голосующие за независимость, — заставляют западных политиков и аналитиков задуматься: раз они вышли голосовать, значит их мнение нужно…


Кто боится американских санкций?

Date: 04-30-2014

Белый Дом объявил об очередном раунде санкций против российских компаний и высших должностных лиц. Но я сомневаюсь, что введение новых санкций, угроза дальнейшего расширения списков…

VOA News
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2014/04/30/кто-боится-американских-санкций/

Russian Billions Scattered Abroad Show Trail to Putin Circle

Date: 04-28-2014

“This is a declaration of war by the Obama administration on the current governing Russian elite,” Ariel Cohen, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a…


Ariel Cohen: Russia is expanding intimidation tactics in eastern Ukraine

Date: 04-24-2014

Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Ukraine on Monday for a two-day visit to express U.S. support for the government in Kyiv, has accused Russia of…


СИМПТОМАТИЧНАЯ ПРОВОКАЦИЯ (Video)

Date: 04-23-2014

В самопровозглашенной Донецкой республике появились провокационные листовки, обязывающие евреев проходить регистрацию за деньги. В противном случае власти якобы угрожают их выслать. Речь, судя по всему,…


Russia Is Expanding Intimidation Tactics in Eastern Ukraine

Date: 04-23-2014

Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Ukraine on Monday for a two-day visit to express U.S. support for the government in Kyiv, has accused…


What can stop Putin?

Date: 04-21-2014

Europe, which imports 40% of its natural gas for electricity and heat from Russia, could reduce its Russian imports by restarting mothballed nuclear reactors (eight…

USA TODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/15/how-to-stop-putin-russia-moves-on-ukraine/7738671/

Interview with Dr. Cohen on China’s View of Ukraine

Date: 03-22-2014

China’s View of Ukraine On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine and unity with Russia. What are China’s…

Radio Television Hong Kong
http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/china_takes_over&d=2014-03-22&p=6185&e=255591&m=episode

Украина: как перестать искать врагов

Date: 03-06-2014

За двадцать с лишним лет работы в Вашингтоне я не помню такого напряжения в отношениях с Москвой. Ни во времена югославских войн и примаковского «разворота…

Forbes Russia
http://m.forbes.ru/article.php?id=251621

Dr. Cohen on Anderson Cooper 360 discussing “Hillary Clinton compares Putin to Hitler (Video)

Date: 03-06-2014

During a private fundraiser, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Putin’s claims of protecting minorities as justification for invading Ukraine to similar actions by…

CNN
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/05/hillary-clinton-compares-putin-to-hitler/?hpt=ac_bn5

Dr. Cohen on CNN speaking about who is Vladimir Putin (video)

Date: 03-05-2014

Interview with Erin Burnett on CNN’s Out Front discussing what makes Putin click. http://www.iqmediacorp.com/ClipPlayer/?ClipID=e5255031-6863-43c7-b085-5b86f990ce4a CNN March 4, 2014

CNN
http://www.iqmediacorp.com/ClipPlayer/?ClipID=e5255031-6863-43c7-b085-5b86f990ce4a

Getting Russia off the Ukrainian Tree in the Crimea

Date: 03-05-2014

Last week, Russia declared war on Ukraine. On March 1, the Russian Parliament’s Upper House, the Council of the Federation, voted to authorize the use…

National Review
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/372618/getting-russia-ukrainian-tree-crimea-ariel-cohen

G-8 Suspension Tops Limited Toolkit to Sway Russia

Date: 03-02-2014

Ariel Cohen of the Republican-leaning Heritage Foundation in Washington said Russia’s G-8 status “does matter” in conjunction with sanctions. “They crave legitimacy,” Cohen said of…


Ukraine: Next Steps

Date: 02-27-2014

Ukrainians have succeeded in their struggle against a corrupt, incompetent president. For now. But for the revolution to be a success, Kyiv’s new leaders must…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/ukraine-next-steps-9962

Q&A: Russian Military Mobilization and the Violent Action in the Crimea

Date: 02-27-2014

Today, unknown forces wearing uniforms took over the Parliament, Council of Ministers and Justice Ministry buildings in the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea, a majority-Russian…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/02/27/qa-russian-military-mobilization-violent-action-crimea/

Ukraine Protesters Back Premier Candidate as Aid Weighed

Date: 02-26-2014

“Ukraine is on the brink of bankruptcy and needs to be saved from collapse — Yatsenyuk has a strong economic background,” Ariel Cohen, senior fellow…

Bloomberg News
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-02-26/yatsenyuk-named-ukraine-prime-minister-as-default-battle-looms

Ukraine Govt. to Drop Charges Against Protesters (video)

Date: 02-21-2014

The Heritage Foundation’s Ariel Cohen and Peter Cook discuss the latest news on Ukrainian political strife on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ukraine-govt-to-drop-charges-against-protesters-7ZclJN14S6WTCxbHBq3v7g.html Bloomberg TV…

Bloomberg TV
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ukraine-govt-to-drop-charges-against-protesters-7ZclJN14S6WTCxbHBq3v7g.html

Yanukovich’s Brutal Crackdown in Ukraine: Why the U.S. Should Act

Date: 02-19-2014

The worst crisis since the wars in Yugoslavia is convulsing Eastern Europe. Ukraine is on the brink of a civil war, and Russian intervention may…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/02/19/u-s-act-face-yanukovichs-brutal-crackdown-ukraine/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Ukraine explodes in violence

Date: 02-19-2014

Dr. Cohen was cited in a USA TODAY article on the situation in Ukraine. “We need to make clear to Russia that any kind of…


Russia’s Reputation at Risk in Sochi

Date: 01-23-2014

Next month, the Winter Olympics in Sochi will bring many of Russia’s systemic problems in focus. It won’t be a pretty picture. The terrorist threat,…

The National Interest
http://ht.ly/sRvMT

Worry builds over Russia Olympic security

Date: 01-21-2014

Russia scholar Ariel Cohen of the conservative Heritage Foundation described a visit to Russia in 2004 that was supposed to include a meeting with Putin.…

POLITICO
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/sochi-olympics-security-102500.html#ixzz2rE5ZtgPS

Опасный Сочи: как США готовятся к Олимпиаде

Date: 01-20-2014

Открытие Игр не получится таким красивым, как хотелось бы президенту Путину. Но в случае успеха Олимпиады разговоры о коррупции и правах секс-меньшинств в России быстро…

Forbes.ru
http://www.forbes.ru/mneniya-column/mir/249824-opasnyi-sochi-kak-ssha-gotovyatsya-k-olimpiade

G8 Presidency to Be Marked by Transparency and Efficiency, Putin Says

Date: 01-11-2014

In a remark highlighted on Russia’s G8 presidency website, Ariel Cohen, a political analyst at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, said that combating terrorism is likely to be high on Russia’s list…

Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/g8-presidency-to-be-marked-by-transparency-and-efficiency-putin-says/492391.html?ask_mobile=Y

Sochi: Security and Counterterrorism at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Date: 01-06-2014

Two bomb attacks, carried out by suicide bombers at a railway station and a bus in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), 500 miles southeast of Moscow, shattered…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/01/sochi-security-and-counterterrorism-at-the-2014-winter-olympics

Russia bombings put pressure on Putin, Sochi: Opinionline

Date: 01-02-2014

What people are saying about the terrorist attacks in Volgograd before Winter Olympics. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/01/02/russia-bombings-putin-sochi-olympics-column/4294453/ usatoday.com January 2, 2014

usatoday.com
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/01/02/russia-bombings-putin-sochi-olympics-column/4294453/

What Russian terrorists hope to accomplish ahead of Sochi Olympics

Date: 12-31-2013

As Russians prepared to celebrate the New Year, two horrendous explosions shook the city of Volgograd. Monday’s terrorist attacks — both carried out by suicide…

FoxNews.com
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/31/what-russian-terrorists-hope-to-accomplish-ahead-sochi-olympics/

Q&A on the Crisis in Ukraine

Date: 12-02-2013

The brutal dispersal of demonstrators in Ukraine last week led to dozens wounded—and a public protest movement which now surpasses the Orange Revolution of 2004.…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/12/02/qa-crisis-ukraine/

The Eurasian Union: Undermining Economic Freedom and Prosperity in the South Caucasus

Date: 11-27-2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking economic and political alliances to counterbalance the influence of the U.S., the European Union, China, and transnational Islamism. Putin…

Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/11/the-eurasian-union-undermining-economic-freedom-and-prosperity-in-the-south-caucasus

Сланцы решают все: кто устроил в США энергетическую революцию

Date: 11-21-2013

Хотя администрация Обамы запустила программу поддержки альтернативной энергетики, зависимость США от импорта сырья снижают частные компании. Согласно докладу Управления энергетической информации США, в минувшем октябре впервые с…

Forbes Russia
http://www.forbes.ru/mneniya-column/konkurentsiya/247677-slantsy-reshayut-vse-kto-ustroil-v-ssha-energeticheskuyu-revolyu

America’s Missed Nuclear Energy Opportunity

Date: 11-20-2013

Increasing global power demand—coupled with high natural gas prices in Asia and Europe for electricity generation, and the alarmist climate change narrative—make the right energy…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/americas-missed-nuclear-energy-opportunity-9424

TESTIMONY: Eastern Europe’s Pivotal Moment: Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) for the European Union and the Eastern Partnership

Date: 11-17-2013

Testimony before Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee, Committee on Foreign Relations of the  United States Senate Today, there may be a chance to break this ancient…

Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Cohen_Testimony%20REVISED.pdf

Russia’s Khodorkovsky Mistake

Date: 10-25-2013

On October 25, it will be ten years since a Russian SWAT team arrested oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a Siberian airport. It was a…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-khodorkovsky-mistake-9306

Russia Should Drop “You Are with Us or Against Us” Mantra

Date: 10-24-2013

Recently, several of Russia’s “younger siblings,” such as Ukraine and Moldova, finally got a chance to partially break from the Russian bear hug and opt…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/10/24/russia-should-drop-you-are-with-us-or-against-us-mantra/

Why the U.S. Should Support Ukraine’s Association and Free Trade Agreements with Europe

Date: 10-21-2013

Russia is pressuring Ukraine to join Belarus and Kazakhstan in a Eurasian Customs Union led by Moscow. Acquiescing to Russia’s wishes would anchor Ukraine in…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/10/why-the-us-should-support-ukraines-association-and-free-trade-agreements-with-europe

Южный Кавказ, радикализм и интересы США

Date: 10-18-2013

В Институте Хадсон в Вашингтоне прошла конференция на тему «Подъем радикального ислама на Южном Кавказе – угрозы и реакции». Конференцию, на которой мне довелось со-председательствовать,…

VOA Russia
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2013/10/18/южный-кавказ-радикализм-и-интересы-сш/

Putin Wants to Deny Israel the Ultimate Deterrent. Is Obama in?

Date: 10-17-2013

Next week at the quiet Swiss lakeside resort of Glion, officials from the UN, Russia, US and the UK will gather, ostensibly to prepare for…

i24News
http://www.i24news.tv/en/opinion/131017-putin-wants-to-deny-israel-the-ultimate-deterrent-will-obama-play-ball

Dr. Cohen on the UN General Assembly (video)

Date: 10-01-2013

Dr. Ariel Cohen comments on the 68th session of the UN General Assembly (21:30 min). Channel 9 Russian TV, Israel (Russian language news station) September…

Channel 9 Russian TV
http://9tv.co.il/video/2013/09/27/43872.html

Dr. Cohen on NTV’s “Sunday Evening” (video)

Date: 09-22-2013

Dr. Ariel Cohen was a guest on Vladimir  Solovyov’s weekly news commentary programme “Sunday Evening” on NTV. He spoke about the 2013 Valdai Forum. NTV…

NTV
http://rutv.ru/brand/show/episode/637279/viewtype/picture

Russia Is Back

Date: 09-18-2013

President Obama has accepted an exit strategy from the Syria crisis proposed by Vladimir Putin. Obama surmised that if the plan works, it might lead…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russia-back-9077

Геополитические шахматы Кремля

Date: 09-16-2013

Главы внешнеполитических ведомств России и США Сергей Лавров и Джон Керри договорились о последующих шагах по выходу из сирийского кризиса. Стороны договорились о том, что…

Voice of America
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2013/09/16/геополитические-шахматы-кремля/

How Washington Should Manage U.S.–Russia–China Relations

Date: 09-12-2013

Since the end of the Cold War, Sino–Russian relations have expanded and deepened, resulting in arms deals and increasing economic ties. Russia has the potential…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/09/how-washington-should-manage-usrussiachina-relations

Syrian Geopolitical Chess: Putin’s One-Two Punch

Date: 09-12-2013

Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times is an attempt to talk to the American people over the heads of its elected representatives. For a Russian foreign policy…


Эхо недели: Удар по Сирии; последствия тяжелее причин (video)

Date: 09-02-2013

Комментарий для Эха Недели ДО инициативы о Разооружении Сирии. Да, переоценили мы Обаму. By Ariel Cohen RTVi September 2, 2013 Эхо недели: Удар по Сирии;…


Obama said willing to go it alone on Syria

Date: 08-29-2013

“When we keep an eye on Syria we need to keep an eye on the security of shipping, especially the shipping of oil in the…


Syria retaliation threat not empty words, analysts say

Date: 08-28-2013

Iran, a Shiite Muslim theocracy, could spur uprisings among Shiite populations in Sunni-led Gulf countries, especially Bahrain, which has a Shiite majority, and Saudi Arabia…


Interview: The use of chemical weapons in Syria (video)

Date: 08-22-2013

Dr. Cohen commenting on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. August 22, 2013 CTV News Channel, Canada http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=988673&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1

CTV News Channel
http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=988673&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1

Snowden Asylum Is Burying Obama’s Russian “Reset”

Date: 08-05-2013

The Kremlin delivered a diplomatic blow to U.S.–Russian relations when Moscow granted former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a temporary political asylum. Now, the White House…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/08/05/snowden-asylum-is-burying-obamas-russian-reset/#idc-container

Snowden granted asylum (video)

Date: 08-01-2013

CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports on what NSA chief Keith Alexander said about the potential of Edward Snowden coming back to the U.S. to face charges;…

CNBC
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000187308

Russia’s Military on the March in Asia

Date: 07-25-2013

Recently, Russia launched its largest military maneuvers since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The exercise involved redeploying one hundred and sixty thousand soldiers and…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-military-the-march-asia-8772

Lithuania LNG Terminal a Big Step in the Right Direction

Date: 07-18-2013

Lithuania is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the port of Klaipeda. The project, which is expected to be operational by 2014, will give the…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/18/lithuania-lng-terminal-a-big-step-in-the-right-direction/

2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Hit with Terror Threat

Date: 07-03-2013

Ariel Cohen, a Russia expert at the Heritage Foundation, said that the threat level posed by Umarov and other terrorists is “very high,” particularly for…

The Washington Free Beacon
http://freebeacon.com/2014-winter-olympics-hit-in-sochi-russia-hit-with-terror-threat/

Snowden Asylum Request: Another Blow to Obama’s Russia “Reset” Policy

Date: 07-01-2013

Last Sunday, a Russian consular official confirmed that former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden asked for political asylum in Russia. Snowden’s defection, announced after a…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/01/snowden-asylum-request-another-nail-in-the-coffin-of-obama-russia-reset-policy/

“Russian Reset”: Time to Listen to the Critics

Date: 06-21-2013

In a well-reasoned broadside, The Washington Post’s editorial board blasted President Obama’s Russian policy and his Berlin speech this past Thursday. The editorial justly criticized the naiveté with which Obama…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/21/russian-reset-time-to-listen-to-the-critics/

Russia’s Eurasian Union Could Endanger the Neighborhood and U.S. Interests

Date: 06-14-2013

The formation of a Eurasian Union (EAU) is the next in a series of Russian initiatives to reassert control over the former Soviet space. The…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/russias-eurasian-union-could-endanger-the-neighborhood-and-us-interests

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – A DANGEROUS SLIDE BACKWARDS: RUSSIA’S DETERIORATING HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION

Date: 06-13-2013

Testimony in front of the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues/Subcommittee on European Affairs By Ariel Cohen June…

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=3abc6838-5056-a032-52ff-f417b83ce958

Russian Arrest of U.S. Diplomat Undermines U.S.–Russian Ties

Date: 05-15-2013

In a scene reminiscent of the spy thriller TV series “The Americans,” Russian FSB secret police Monday night detained and then released an alleged CIA…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/15/russian-arrest-of-u-s-diplomat-undermines-u-s-russian-ties/

Russia: Kerry’s Chilly Kremlin Reception

Date: 05-09-2013

This past Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met President Vladimir Putin of Russia in the Kremlin.Kerry was seeking to repair frayed ties with Russia and…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/09/russia-kerrys-chilly-kremlin-reception/

Ariel Cohen: Islamic Terrorism in Russia (video)

Date: 05-09-2013

Dr. Cohen’s speech at the National Security Group lunch at the Center for Security Policy. Center for Security Policy May 9, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIkMpr1saIU&nomobile=1

Center for Security Policy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIkMpr1saIU&nomobile=1

Human Rights Watch Decries Russia Opposition Crackdown

Date: 05-08-2013

Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released a scathing new report focused on the crackdown on Russia’s civil society. Since December 2011, the Kremlin has committed to squashing…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/08/human-rights-watch-decries-russia-opposition-crackdown/

Obama’s Best Friend? The Alarming Evolution of US-Turkish Relations

Date: 05-01-2013

Shifts in Turkey’s domestic political orientation have led to a change in Ankara’s perceptions of its foreign policy roles and capabilities. The US has misunderstood…

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/obamas-best-friend-the-alarming-evolution-of-us-turkish-relations/#

North Caucasus: Islamist Threat Comes from a History of Violence

Date: 04-26-2013

Boston Marathon bombers have brought greater attention to Russia’s volatile North Caucasus, their ancestral home. As painful their heinous acts are, however, the bombers’ actions are…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/26/north-caucasus-islamist-threat-comes-from-a-history-of-violence/

Boston bombing a warning to governments, police and security services worldwide

Date: 04-21-2013

THE Boston Marathon attack by two young Chechen men demonstrates the global nature and deep historic roots of contemporary Islamist terrorism.It also indicates that major…

Express
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/393517/Boston-bombing-a-warning-to-governments-police-and-security-services-worldwide

The Kremlin’s World

Date: 04-05-2013

When the Russian Foreign Ministry released its updated Foreign Policy Concept in February, codifying Russia’s global strategies, Washington yawned. Yet this document reveals much about…

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/opinion/global/the-kremlins-world.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0

How Not to Negotiate with Russia: The Missile Defense Fiasco

Date: 04-01-2013

Russia’s objections to U.S. missile defense development and deployment have been on the agenda of consecutive American Administrations starting with Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.…


Moscow’s Cyprus Defeat

Date: 03-27-2013

Cyprus has agreed on a bailout with its international creditors—but the effects will have geopolitical and economic implications for Russia-EU relations. By Ariel Cohen March 27, 2013…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/moscows-cyprus-defeat-8273

Ariel Cohen: If Only U.S. Policy Was More Energy-Friendly

Date: 03-26-2013

What does growing U.S. oil production mean for energy markets and geopolitics? By Ariel Cohen March 26, 2013 http://on.wsj.com/14lSlQb

The Wall Street Journal
http://on.wsj.com/14lSlQb

Чего боится американская разведка

Date: 03-21-2013

Россия не попала в число главных угроз для США. У двух стран не так много поводов для споров, как кажется. Анализ мировых угроз на 2013…

Forbes Russia
http://m.forbes.ru/article.php?id=235980

The Russia-China Axis Grows

Date: 03-14-2013

China’s new president Xi Jinping will make his first official foreign visit later this month. He will visit Russia, in a trip Chinese sources say “will improve…

Frontpage Mag
http://frontpagemag.com/2013/ariel-cohen/the-russia-china-alliance-grows/

London Mayor Decries Posthumous Trial of Russian Whistleblower

Date: 03-13-2013

London mayor Boris Johnson published an op-ed Monday in which he decried the posthumous trial of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. Johnson called Magnitsky “a martyr trampled by a corrupt system”…


Iran Threatens U.S. Interests in the South Caucasus

Date: 12-05-2012

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives By Ariel Cohen December 5, 2012 http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/2012/12/iran-threatens-us-interests-in-the-south-caucasus

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/2012/12/iran-threatens-us-interests-in-the-south-caucasus

Why Russia Roots for Obama

Date: 11-05-2012

As election eve in the United States approaches, Moscow is hoping for a return of the incumbent. During a recent meeting of the Valdai Discussion…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/why-russia-roots-obama-7696

50 Years Later: The Soviets’ Reckless Overreach in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Date: 10-18-2012

On October 16–28, the world is marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a standoff between the United States and the former Soviet…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/the-soviet-reckless-overreach-in-the-cuban-missile-crisis/

Russian Technology Espionage Exposed

Date: 10-05-2012

On October 3, the FBI reported [1] it had charged 11 people with running a military technology procurement network based in the United States and…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/05/russian-technology-espionage-exposed/

The Endangered Mongolian Mineral Boom

Date: 09-27-2012

The Tavan Tolgoi coal mine in southern Mongolia.Eight hundred years after Genghis Khan, Mongolia is back in the news. Nicknamed “Mine-golia,” it is enjoying the…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-endangered-mongolian-mineral-boom-7518

News Flash for the Pentagon: U.S.–Russian “Reset” Failed

Date: 09-20-2012

On Wednesday, Under Secretary of Defense Jim Miller argued that the Obama Administration’s “reset” policy with Russia had succeeded. According to Miller, rapproachment with Russia…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/09/20/news-flash-for-the-pentagon-u-s-russian-reset-failed/

Russia to Create “Son of Satan” Missile

Date: 09-13-2012

Last week, General Sergei Karakayev, Commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, announced [2] plans for a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to go into…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/09/13/russia-to-create-son-of-satan-missile/

Russia’s Pivot to Asia?

Date: 09-11-2012

Russia hosted the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum this past weekend in its Pacific port of Vladivostok. It was a clear signal that Moscow’s…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-pivot-asia-7454

Russia and the World Trade Organization: Congress Should Not Sacrifice Human Rights

Date: 07-27-2012

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012, by voice vote with only one…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/07/27/russia-and-the-world-trade-organization-congress-should-not-sacrifice-human-rights/

Challenging America: How Russia, China, and Other Countries Use Public Diplomacy to Compete with the U.S.

Date: 06-21-2012

Competing aggressively with the United States for the “hearts and minds” of people around the world, many state and non-state actors are funneling significant resources…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/06/challenging-america-how-russia-china-and-other-countries-use-public-diplomacy-to-compete-with-the-us

Obama-Putin Meeting Brings Chill to Mexico

Date: 06-20-2012

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin met at the G-20 summit in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The meeting’s results disappointed…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/obama-putin-meeting-brings-chill-mexico-7089

Dialogue of the Deaf: Obama and Putin at the G-20 Meeting

Date: 06-18-2012

Today, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting [1] at the G-20 summit in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This meeting is likely…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/18/dialogue-of-the-deaf-obama-and-putin-at-the-g-20-meeting/

Russia, PNTR, and Human Rights

Date: 06-13-2012

Progress on the ability of U.S. firms to take advantage of new business opportunities when Russia joins the World Trade Organization (WTO) took a step…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/13/russia-pntr-and-human-rights/

The Magnitsky Act: The Moment of Truth

Date: 06-05-2012

This Thursday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will put the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act up for a vote. The bill seeks “to…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/05/the-magnitsky-act-the-moment-of-truth/

The Secretary’s Daunting Agenda

Date: 06-04-2012

Late last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began her tour of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. In Scandinavia, she was to…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-secretarys-daunting-agenda-7001

Hillary Clinton to engage in intense geopolitical discussions in Caucasus

Date: 05-31-2012

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will engage in intense geopolitical discussions in the Caucasus and Turkey during her visit, the leading expert of the…

Today.AZ
http://www.today.az/news/politics/108002.html

Behind Putin’s G-8 Decision

Date: 05-15-2012

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/behind-putins-g-8-decision-6922

Скандалы в Вашингтоне: Клубничка, Воровство, и Неотвратимая Расплата (Rus)

Date: 04-24-2012

Voice of America
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2012/04/24/скандалы-в-вашингтоне-клубничка-воро/

Azerbaijan: Between Iran and a Hard Place

Date: 03-21-2012

The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan is a small country sandwiched between Russia and Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea, which is in…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/azerbaijan-between-iran-hard-place-6667

Global U.S.–Russian Rivalry Fuels Syria Clash in the U.N.

Date: 03-13-2012

On Monday, Washington and Moscow clashed yet again in the U.N. Security Council over what to do about the bloody conflict in Syria. Neither side…

The Heritage Foundation


Without American Exceptionalism, U.S. Influence Wanes

Date: 12-06-2011

By James Jay Carafano PhD. Family Security Matters Obama faced challenges on every front last week—many of them can be traced, in part, to administration policies that did more…


Total’s Caspian Gas Discovery

Date: 09-12-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation Total, Europe’s third largest oil company, announced last Friday that they have made a major gas…


Exxon Storming the Arctic

Date: 09-07-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation Last week, oil giant ExxonMobil announced an agreement with Russia’s state oil company, Rosneft, to explore…


The Northern Sea Route: Mired in Ice and Red Tape

Date: 08-19-2011

Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation The accelerated melting of the polar icecaps and recent Russian announcement that the Northern Sea Route (NSR)…


U.S. Shale Gas: The Geopolitical Impact

Date: 07-28-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation     A report released last week by the Baker Institute at Rice University, “Shale Gas and U.S.…


Behind the Israeli-Lebanese Gas Row

Date: 07-26-2011

By Ariel Cohen Wall Street Journal Tensions are rising in the eastern Mediterranean between Israel and Lebanon, this time over roughly 430 square miles of contested waters that…


Heritage Findings Reaffirmed: U.S. Not Ready for a Massive Oil Crisis

Date: 07-18-2011

Ariel Cohen and Michaela Bendikova The Heritage Foundation     The United States lacks effective energy policy responses in the event of a major oil crisis. This was the conclusion…


Israel–Lebanon Natural Gas Dispute Threatens Security in Eastern Mediterranean

Date: 04-17-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation   Tensions are rising between Israel and Lebanon, this time over underwater gas reserves. After months of debate, Israel’s cabinet…


Islamist Terrorists Target Oil Tanker Again

Date: 09-09-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry Last Friday, the United Arab Emirates acknowledged that [2] damage sustained by a Japanese supertanker on July 28, 2010, in…


From Russian Competition to Natural Resources Access: Recasting U.S. Arctic Policy

Date: 06-15-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation During the past decade, the Arctic re-emerged as an area of vital U.S. interest. In addition to the oil…


Authoritarian Arms

Date: 08-20-2009

By Ariel Cohen President Hugo Chavez recently announced that Venezuela will purchase dozens of Russian tanks and other arms, signaling growing military ties between the…


The Russian Handicap to U.S. Iran Policy

Date: 04-22-2009

By Ariel Cohen There are voices in the Obama Administration who believe that the Kremlin is able and willing to exert pressure on Iran to prevent…


America, Russia, and the World: The Grim Reality of 2009

Date: 01-15-2009

By Ariel Cohen While Azerbaijan had a bumper year in 2008, the Caucasus at large suffered a shock as Russian tanks rolled into Georiga. This…


Russia’s Gas War

Date: 01-13-2009

By Ariel Cohen Despite feverish negotiations with participation of the European Union, Russia and Ukraine failed to agree on resolution of the gas dispute between…


The Oil-Price Roller Coaster : Global Challenges for The Obama Administration

Date: 12-18-2008

By Ariel Cohen & Owen Graham The global financial crisis has caused a massive slide in energy prices, down to $40-$50 a barrel of NYMEX…


The New Cold War: Reviving The U.S. Presence in the Arctic

Date: 10-30-2008

The New Cold War: Reviving The U.S. Presence in the Arctic10-30-2008 By Ariel Cohen The Arctic is quickly reemerging as a strategic area where vital…


OPEC Redux: Responding to the Russian-Iranian Gas Cartel

Date: 10-28-2008

By Ariel Cohen Steadily and stealthily, a natural gas cartel has emerged over the last seven years. On October 21 in Tehran, the Gas Exporting Countries’…


TNK-BP Deputy Chairman Blasts Russia Partners Not State

Date: 07-25-2008

TNK-BP Deputy Chairman Blasts Russia Partners Not State07-25-2008                                           By Ariel Cohen Lord George Robertson, deputy chairman of TNK-BP’s board and former secretary-general…


The Real World: The Oil Crisis-Desperate Measures

Date: 06-20-2008

The Real World: The Oil Crisis-Desperate Measures06-20-2008                                             By Ariel Cohen U.S. President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain have called for an expansion of…


The Real World: Oil’s Creative Destruction

Date: 06-13-2008

The Real World: Oil’s Creative Destruction06-13-2008                                                                   By Ariel Cohen Oil demand appears in unexpected places, where there was very little demand in the recent…


The Shifting Geopolitics of BRIC and Oil

Date: 05-30-2008

The Shifting Geopolitics of BRIC and Oil05-30-2008                                               By Ariel Cohen   The announcement by Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller that his company is aiming for…


The Real World: Oil & Shifting Geopolitics

Date: 05-30-2008

The Real World: Oil & Shifting Geopolitics05-30-2008                                                    By Ariel Cohen U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry (Hank) Paulson is heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar,…


The Real World: Runaway Oil

Date: 05-23-2008

The Real World: Runaway Oil05-23-2008 Many oil producing countries benefit greatly from the rising oil prices. Oil at $135 a barrel brings them windfall profits…


Over a Barrel

Date: 05-11-2008

Over a Barrel05-11-2008 By Ariel Cohen As you go deeper into debt filling up your tank with $4 gas this weekend, look on the bright…


Trend Capital: Azerbaijan Facing Pressure From the Gas Cartel

Date: 05-11-2008

By Ariel Cohen   Caspian gas producers will come under the increasing pressure from the troika of the founders of the natural gas cartel which…


The Real World: OPEC, Master of the Universe

Date: 03-28-2008

The Real World: OPEC, Master of the Universe03-28-2008 By Ariel Cohen Skyrocketing gasoline prices may be pushing the U.S. economy over the edge, but the…


Global Energy Transformation

Date: 01-01-2008

The Real World: Global Energy Transformation Ariel Cohen The world is on the eve of a new energy order, which is going to change the…


Confronting Putin’s Push

Date: 02-14-2007

by Ariel Cohen The cold shower Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashed on the United States at the international security conference in Munich should not have…


State of the Union 2007: Recognizing the Threat of Strategic Oil Dependency

Date: 01-24-2007

State of the Union 2007: Recognizing the Threat of Strategic Oil Dependency01-24-2007 In the State of the Union address, President Bush called a spade a…


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Date: 12-14-2006

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Date: 11-17-2006

On November 19, President George Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss dominant global security issues—the Middle East, including Iran and Iraq, North Korea,…


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Date: 11-15-2006

In the past five years, real and present dangers to U.S. national security, especially Islamist terrorism and threats to the energy supply, have affected U.S.…


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Date: 09-15-2006

In recent years, Russia has regained some of its former status, primarily through becoming a global energy and raw materials supplier and boasting a sus­tained…


The Dragon Looks West: China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Date: 09-07-2006

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Countering Hugo Chávez’s Anti-U.S. Arms Alliance

Date: 09-06-2006

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Date: 06-30-2006

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The U.S. Challenge at the Shanghai Summit

Date: 06-13-2006

The U.S. Challenge at the Shanghai Summit06-13-2006 On June 15 members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will gather for their annual meeting at the…


The Real Culprit Behind Price-Gouging: OPEC

Date: 05-31-2006

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Reducing U.S. Dependence on Middle Eastern Oil

Date: 05-07-2006

Reducing U.S. Dependence on Middle Eastern Oil05-07-2006 The United States is the largest oil importer in the world, bringing in 13.5 million barrels per day…


NATO’s Frontiers: Eurasia, the Mediterranean, and the Greater Middle East

Date: 01-09-2006

NATO’s Frontiers: Eurasia, the Mediterranean, and the Greater Middle East01-09-2006 Seventeen years since the fall of the Berlin Wall is sufficient time to reflect upon…


Increasing the Global Transportation Fuel Supply

Date: 10-25-2005

Increasing the Global Transportation Fuel Supply10-25-2005 Despite soaring oil prices, oil and gas producers worldwide have failed to expand either supply or investment levels, falling…


Bush at Fort Bragg: A Steadfast Course to Victory

Date: 06-29-2005

Bush at Fort Bragg: A Steadfast Course to Victory06-29-2005 In his speech before the men and women of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces at…


Congress Should Lift OPEC’s Immunity

Date: 06-27-2005

Congress Should Lift OPEC’s Immunity06-27-2005 On June 21, the Senate voted in support of an amendment to the Energy Bill that would allow the federal…


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Date: 06-13-2005

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TENSION SEEPS BACK INTO US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS

Date: 04-20-2005

TENSION SEEPS BACK INTO US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS04-20-2005 The Bush administration’s desire to promote the globalization of democratic values is fueling tension in the United States’ relationship…


The ADVANCE Democracy Act: A Dose of Realism Needed, with Halle Dale

Date: 04-08-2005

The ADVANCE Democracy Act: A Dose of Realism Needed, with Halle Dale04-08-2005 A wave of democratic change is spreading around the world, from Afghanistan to…


BUSH ADMINISTRATION WELCOMES THE KYRGYZ REVOLUTION

Date: 03-29-2005

BUSH ADMINISTRATION WELCOMES THE KYRGYZ REVOLUTION 03-29-2005 Kyrgyzstan’s revolution is widely welcomed in Washington, and has some American policy planners contemplating the possibility of regime…


Russian Oil After YUKOS: Implications for the United States

Date: 02-28-2005

Russian Oil After YUKOS: Implications for the United States 02-28-2005 The Russian oil and gas sector’s new paradigm can be summarized in two words: “state…


Bush-Putin: The Toughest Summit Ever

Date: 02-23-2005

Bush-Putin: The Toughest Summit Ever02-23-2005 MOSCOW — Meetings with key Russian officials in this town last week reveal that the Putin Administration is facing a…


Facing Putin in Bratislava

Date: 02-21-2005

Facing Putin in Bratislava02-21-2005 MOSCOW — President Bush’s summit with Vladimir Putin in Bratislava Thursday Feb. 24 will be the most difficult meeting two men…


The U.S. Should Oppose Dictatorship in Belarus

Date: 10-15-2004

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Venezuela: A flashing red light

Date: 08-18-2004

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Minimizing Mischief in Venezuela, Stabilizing the U.S. Oil Supply

Date: 08-12-2004

Minimizing Mischief in Venezuela, Stabilizing the U.S. Oil Supply08-12-2004 Venezuelan President Hugo Ch?vez is systematically leading his country into dictatorship by provoking internal conflict and…


Weak justice

Date: 03-18-2004

Weak justice03-18-2004 When a U.S. presidential candidate contends the struggle against terrorism is only a matter for “justice and intelligence,” the events in Madrid demonstrate…


Recent Changes in Russia and Their Impact on U.S.-Russian Relations

Date: 03-09-2004

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Models and Policies for Oil Production, Revenue Collection, and Public Expenditure: Lessons in Iraq

Date: 03-04-2004

Models and Policies for Oil Production, Revenue Collection, and Public Expenditure: Lessons in Iraq03-04-2004 Countries in both the developed and the developing worlds rely on…


Saakashvili Visits Washington Amid Heightening Geopolitical Tension in the Caucasus

Date: 02-24-2004

Saakashvili Visits Washington Amid Heightening Geopolitical Tension in the Caucasus02-24-2004 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is in Washington for talks with top-level Bush administration officials on…


Georgian Inauguration Complicates US-Russian Relations

Date: 01-23-2004

Georgian Inauguration Complicates US-Russian Relations01-23-2004 On January 25, US Secretary of State Colin Powell will attend Mikhail Saakashvili’s inauguration as president of Georgia. The transition…


US Officials Warily Monitor Russian Policy Debate on the Caucasus

Date: 01-09-2004

US Officials Warily Monitor Russian Policy Debate on the Caucasus01-09-2004 US official are warily monitoring a policy debate in Russia over how Moscow should deal…


Israel Becomes an Eurasian Oil Transit Country

Date: 12-23-2003

Israel Becomes an Eurasian Oil Transit Country12-23-2003 Russia and Israel have formally agreed to ship oil from the Russian oil terminals in the Black Sea…


U.S. Should Support Georgian Democracy and Independence

Date: 11-26-2003

U.S. Should Support Georgian Democracy and Independence11-26-2003 Eduard Shevardnadze has done his country of Georgia one last, important service—resigning as president. While the resignation avoided…


Riyadh Attack Threatens U.S. Energy Security

Date: 11-14-2003

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The YUKOS Affair: Protecting Democracy, Private Property, and the Rule of Law

Date: 11-07-2003

The YUKOS Affair: Protecting Democracy, Private Property, and the Rule of Law11-07-2003 The Kremlin’s attack on YUKOS, the major Russian oil company–including the arrest of…


Restarting the Flow: Restoring Iraqi Oil Production

Date: 10-01-2003

Restarting the Flow: Restoring Iraqi Oil Production10-01-2003 The Iraqi people desperately need to have their oil flowing again to the global market. Restarting the flow…


Russian Peacekeepers for Iraq?

Date: 09-26-2003

Russian Peacekeepers for Iraq? 09-26-2003 At the Camp David summit which started on September 25, Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin should put the…


Corruption Case Sharpens US Policy Conundrum Towards Azerbaijan

Date: 09-18-2003

Corruption Case Sharpens US Policy Conundrum Towards Azerbaijan09-18-2003 A US corruption case that has implicated top Azerbaijani officials is not expected to substantively alter Bush…


Bear and Camel Rapprochement

Date: 09-17-2003

Bear and Camel Rapprochement09-17-2003 Geopolitical tectonic plates have shifted as the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Abdullah, completed his recent visit to Russia.…


Saudi-Russian Rapprochement: U.S. Should Beware

Date: 09-12-2003

Saudi-Russian Rapprochement: U.S. Should Beware09-12-2003 The Bush Administration needs to monitor a new geopolitical shift that is taking place following the visit of de-facto ruler…


Russo-Saudi Romance May Marginalize the Caspian

Date: 09-10-2003

Russo-Saudi Romance May Marginalize the Caspian09-10-2003 Geopolitical tectonic plates have shifted as the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Abullah completed his visit to…


Emerging global menace?

Date: 07-14-2003

Emerging global menace?07-14-2003 The September 11 terrorist attack taught the United States government a painful lesson — it must be alert to emerging threats, including…


Caspian Energy Projects Coming to Grips with Iraq War

Date: 07-02-2003

Caspian Energy Projects Coming to Grips with Iraq War07-02-2003 In the aftermath of the Iraqi war, leaders and countries in the Caspian littoral are competing…


Technology Defines Iran’s Defiance

Date: 06-23-2003

Technology Defines Iran’s Defiance06-23-2003 While student demonstrations continue growing in Iran, Tehran is relentless in defiance of the Great Satan — America. The mullahs are…


Energy Security At Risk

Date: 05-23-2003

Energy Security At Risk05-23-2003 Al Qaeda’s recent attacks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the closure of the U.S. Embassy there, have exposed the weaknesses of…


U.S.-Russian Relations Threatened By Iraq Arms Sales

Date: 04-01-2003

U.S.-Russian Relations Threatened By Iraq Arms Sales04-01-2003 The Bush Administration has accused Moscow of selling sensitive military equipment to Saddam Hussein in violation of U.N.…


Achieving Economic Reform and Growth in Iraq

Date: 03-25-2003

Achieving Economic Reform and Growth in Iraq03-25-2003 The future of Iraq depends not only on the ouster of the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein but…


War of Ideas – The old-new battlefield

Date: 03-19-2003

War of Ideas – The old-new battlefield03-19-2003 The resignation of Charlotte Beers, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, calls for a reexamination of how the…


Boom and Bust of Eurasia’s Oil Bonanza

Date: 03-17-2003

Boom and Bust of Eurasia’s Oil Bonanza03-17-2003 As the threat of the war in the Middle East is driving the oil prices up, and the…


A Private Russian Oil Pipeline Is Good for U.S. Energy Security

Date: 03-14-2003

A Private Russian Oil Pipeline Is Good for U.S. Energy Security03-14-2003 With the winds of war blowing over the Middle East and Venezuela’s oil production…


Russia-U.S.: A Beautiful Friendship?

Date: 02-20-2003

Russia-U.S.: A Beautiful Friendship?02-20-2003 With the United States and Iraq moving closer to war, America is finding out who its friends really are. Dozens of…


The U.S., Russia Iran: the Coming Crisis

Date: 02-10-2003

The U.S., Russia Iran: the Coming Crisis02-10-2003 In the wake of the wave of global instability generated by the U.S.-North Korean nuclear weapons disagreement, and…


China’s Quest for Eurasia’s Natural Resources

Date: 01-07-2003

China’s Quest for Eurasia’s Natural Resources01-07-2003 As China continues its impressive economic growth, access to natural resources and raw materials is becoming increasingly vital, and…


Privatize Iraqi Oil, Post-war planning

Date: 12-11-2002

Privatize Iraqi Oil, Post-war planning12-11-2002 As the U.N. Security Council is caught up in a chain of events that is likely to end up in…


Strategic Cooperation Key to U.S.-Russia Summit

Date: 11-15-2002

Strategic Cooperation Key to U.S.-Russia Summit11-15-2002 When President George Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet for their historic summit later this month, the agenda…


They’re B-a-a-a-ck!

Date: 10-30-2002

They’re B-a-a-a-ck!10-30-2002 The antiwar movement is trying to stage a comeback. It may be back with a whimper rather than with a bang — but…


Europe’s Multilateral Utopia

Date: 10-18-2002

Europe’s Multilateral Utopia10-18-2002 The Europeans’ near-hysteria on Iraq is but one more symptom of a growing rift between America and its allies. That gap stems…


New Great Games in the Caspian Will Involve Complex Stakes

Date: 10-11-2002

New Great Games in the Caspian Will Involve Complex Stakes10-11-2002 The start of construction on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in September marked the conclusion of the…


U.S.-Russian Energy Cooperation Is Good Policy

Date: 10-10-2002

U.S.-Russian Energy Cooperation Is Good Policy10-10-2002 Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), Representative Curt Weldon (R-PA), and other Members of Congress plan to introduce a concurrent resolution…


The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq

Date: 09-25-2002

The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq09-25-2002 As the Bush Administration and Iraqi opposition groups plan the future of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq…


Europe-Russia-America: Determining Factors of Cooperation in the 21st Century

Date: 09-10-2002

Europe-Russia-America: Determining Factors of Cooperation in the 21st Century09-10-2002 War goals The first anniversary of 9/11 attack. A good time to take stock of where…


Iran’s Claim Over Caspian Sea Resources Threaten Energy Security

Date: 09-05-2002

Iran’s Claim Over Caspian Sea Resources Threaten Energy Security09-05-2002 The need for Washington to focus its attention on energy security and diversification became clear as…


Curbing U.S. Enthusiasm – The Russia-China alliance.

Date: 09-04-2002

Curbing U.S. Enthusiasm – The Russia-China alliance.09-04-2002 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov recently concluded a visit to China with unusual declarations concerning key strategic areas.…


Who’s Afraid of U.S.-Russian Friendship?

Date: 08-23-2002

Who’s Afraid of U.S.-Russian Friendship?08-23-2002 Is America’s honeymoon with Russia over? Last weekend Iraq’s ambassador to Moscow, Abbas Khalaf, announced that Russia will be signing…


Bush’s Accomplishment: Getting energy from Russia

Date: 06-20-2002

Bush’s Accomplishment: Getting energy from Russia06-20-2002 The U.S. has declared energy cooperation with Russia as one of the main points of a strategic framework the…


After the Summit: US Focuses on Eurasian Energy Cooperation

Date: 06-07-2002

After the Summit: US Focuses on Eurasian Energy Cooperation06-07-2002 Russia is emerging as a key point on the US energy agenda. Washington is encouraging Moscow…


Why Russia’s Accession to the WTO Is in America’s Economic and Strategic Interests

Date: 05-22-2002

Why Russia’s Accession to the WTO Is in America’s Economic and Strategic Interests05-22-2002 Among the important topics of discussion for President George W. Bush and…


The Bush-Putin Summit: Crafting a 21st-century Security Framework

Date: 05-22-2002

The Bush-Putin Summit: Crafting a 21st-century Security Framework05-22-2002 When President George W. Bush and Russian president Vladimir Putin meet for summits in Russia and Rome…


U.S.-Russia Summit Priorities: The Strategic Framework, a Nuclear Arms Agreement, and Trade

Date: 05-14-2002

U.S.-Russia Summit Priorities: The Strategic Framework, a Nuclear Arms Agreement, and Trade05-14-2002 When President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet for summits…


Bringing Russia into an Anti-Saddam Coalition

Date: 04-29-2002

Bringing Russia into an Anti-Saddam Coalition04-29-2002 As President George Bush prepares for the upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg and Moscow…


Echoes of Venezuela Reverberate in Eurasia

Date: 04-23-2002

Echoes of Venezuela Reverberate in Eurasia04-23-2002 The repercussions of the failed coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez extended halfway across the world to the shores…


US Officials Give High Marks to Karimov on Washington Visit

Date: 03-18-2002

US Officials Give High Marks to Karimov on Washington Visit03-18-2002 The US government is putting the best face possible on Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s visit…


Moscow, Washington and Tbilisi Wrestle with Instability in the Pankisi Gorge

Date: 02-19-2002

Moscow, Washington and Tbilisi Wrestle with Instability in the Pankisi Gorge02-19-2002 Reports that al Qaeda fighters, possibly including Osama bin Laden himself, have found refuge…


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