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…

Why TANAP/TAP a better alternative than Turkish Stream

Date: 01-27-2016

Trend News Agency January 27, 2016 By Aygun Badalova The Trans Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), being realized within…

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…

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…

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 Last week, Russia hit Syria with 26 Kalibr cruise missiles fired from its warships in…

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…

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How the Eastern Mediterranean Could Supply Natural Gas to Europe

Date: 04-03-2015

As Europe is seeking sources of natural gas to serve as an alternative for the politically sensitive Gazprom supply, a massive gas source presents itself…

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,…

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…


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…

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

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…

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

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…

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