Russia and Eurasia

Russia’s Return To The Middle East: America Beware

Date: 11-15-2017

Originally published: The Navigator November 15, 2017 Russia’s Return To The Middle East: America Beware Russia is back in the Middle East, creating a broad…


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…


Lessons we’ve learned in the century since Russia’s communist coup

Date: 11-08-2017

The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution, which is marked on Nov. 7, is being commemorated quietly in Moscow. Today, the Russians are even more…


Dr. Cohen Commenting on Russia 24 News TV

Date: 11-03-2017

Владимир Путин встретился с бывшими губернаторами. Какую работу им предложили? “План Маршала” для Украины. Почему поставки тушенки могут быть для Киева эффективнее денежных вливаний? Ложные…


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,…


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.…


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:…


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 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


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 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 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…


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 on “Duel with Vladimir Solovyov ” Discussing US- Russian Relations under President Trump

Date: 01-19-2017

“Duel with Vladimir Solovyov ” (Поединок с Владимиром Соловьевым) January 19, 2017 https://youtu.be/5ujpExHouws


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


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…


Russia Pivotal In Rex Tillerson’s Nomination For Secretary Of State

Date: 12-20-2016

The Daily Caller Ariel Cohen December 20, 2016 http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/20/russia-pivotal-in-rex-tillersons-nomination-for-secretary-of-state/ President-elect Donald J Trump wants to shake up the U.S. Government, including the State Department. He…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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

Father of Recovering Kremlin Critic Vladimir Kara-Murza Says His Son Was Poisoned

Date: 06-05-2015

Vladimir Kara-Murza has regained consciousness in a Moscow hospital after falling gravely ill on May 26, and the Russian opposition leader’s father now says his…

The Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/kremlin-critic-shows-signs-of-poisoning-wakes-up-from-coma

Dr. Cohen’s commentary on Presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Date: 05-07-2015

Dr. Cohen commented on the re-election of President Nazarbayev during an interview with 24KZ.


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

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…


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/

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…


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/

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…


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

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…


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/

“Russia’s Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences”

Date: 03-31-2014

By Ariel Cohen for Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI) March 31, 2014 Insurgent activity in the Northern Caucasus region continues.…


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/

Putin and the patsy: Russia unchallenged in move to rein in former satellites

Date: 12-12-2013

Interviewed by the author about Russia’s policy toward the countries of the former Soviet Union. http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/12/echoes-of-cold-war-in-ukraine-as-russia-battles-we/?page=1 By Guy Taylor The Washington Times December 12, 2013

The Washington Times
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/12/echoes-of-cold-war-in-ukraine-as-russia-battles-we/?page=1

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 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;…


Interview: Tensions between U.S. – Russia (video)

Date: 08-07-2013

Dr. Cohen commenting on the growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia. August 7, 2013 CTV News Channel, Canada http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=980258&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1

CTV News Channel
http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=980258&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 Asylum Undercuts Obama’s Efforts on Russia Ties

Date: 08-02-2013

Ariel Cohen, a Russia scholar at the Heritage Foundation, another Washington policy research organization, called the Snowden decision a “slap in the face to the…

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-01/snowden-asylum-undercuts-obama-s-efforts-on-russia-ties.html

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

Protection for Snowden Russia’s latest affront to U.S.

Date: 07-25-2013

“It’s pretty bad,” says Ariel Cohen, a Russia expert at the Heritage Foundation. “U.S.-Russia relations are at their nadir, rock bottom since the end of…

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/25/snowden-us-russia-relations/2583677/

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

Литовский удар по «Газпрому»

Date: 07-23-2013

Литва, бывшая советская республика, а ныне суверенное европейское государство и член Евросоюза, работает над завершением амбициозного проекта, который сделает ее независимой от газовой монополии России.…

VOA Moscow
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2013/07/23/литовский-удар-по-газпрому/

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 Missiles to Syria Endanger U.S. Foreign Policy Goals

Date: 05-29-2013

Russia is planning to supply Syria game-changing weapons which will shift the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean in favor of President Bashar al-Assad’s…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/russian-missiles-to-syria-endanger-us-foreign-policy-goals

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/

Al Jazeera Arabic Interview with Ariel Cohen

Date: 05-15-2013

Interview with Dr. Ariel Cohen (video) Al Jazeera May 15, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acsNt2s_dD0&feature=related&nomobile=1

Al Jazeera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acsNt2s_dD0&feature=related&nomobile=1

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/

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

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”…


Crucial Vote Today on Human Rights Bill

Date: 12-05-2012

Today, the lame-duck Senate is considering the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal Act of 2012. The bill’s language contains the language known as the Magnitsky Act,…


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

Scandal Shakes the Siloviki

Date: 12-03-2012

If last week’s corruption scandal involving the former Russian defense minister was not embarrassing enough for Moscow, the plot now thickens. A police investigation is targeting…


Magnitsky Act Promises to Punish Human Rights Abuse, Open Trade

Date: 12-03-2012

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that included language—called the Magnitsky Act—that for the first time punishes Russian officials implicated in serious human rights…


Хромая утка споткнулась о Магнитского

Date: 11-28-2012

Принятие «закона Магнитского» в конгрессе США может затянуться. Источник «Газеты.Ru» в верхней палате американского парламента допускает сценарий, при котором сенат примет «глобальную версию» документа, где…


Interview With Ariel Cohen: Russia’s Agenda Creates Unnecessary Friction With U.S. (RFE/RL)

Date: 11-25-2012

Following his reelection, U.S. President Barack Obama now faces the task of revitalizing U.S.-Russian relations. Ties between Washington and Moscow have seemed to stagnate somewhat…

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
http://www.rferl.org/content/interview-ariel-cohen-russia-has-no-inherent-conflict-with-us/24780588.html

Magnitsky Act Promises to Punish Human Rights Abuse, Open Trade

Date: 11-19-2012

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that included language—called the Magnitsky Act—that for the first time punishes Russian officials implicated in serious human rights…


Putin’s New ‘Fortress Russia’ (NYT)

Date: 11-19-2012

As members of the Russian punk-rock band Pussy Riot appeal their two-year prison sentence for a political protest in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour,…

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/opinion/putins-new-fortress-russia.html?_r=1&

The Downfall of Russia’s Defense Minister

Date: 11-06-2012

On November 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked Defense Minister Anatoly E. Serdyukov, who has held the post since 2007. Serdyukov had overseen the largest…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/11/06/the-downfall-of-russias-defense-minister/

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

Anti-Terrorism Operation in North Caucasus Exposes Russia’s Vulnerabilities

Date: 10-23-2012

The Kremlin’s control over the North Caucasus region has come under scrutiny as a massive counterterrorism operation in the area got underway. The latest counterterrorism…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/23/anti-terrorism-operation-in-north-caucasus-exposes-russias-vulnerabilities/

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/

Georgia’s Democratic Litmus Test

Date: 10-04-2012

Hours before Mikheil Saakashvili admitted defeat, a senior Azerbaijani official told me that the Georgian president had nothing to worry about. He wasn’t the only…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2012/10/georgias-democratic-litmus-test

Testimony before The Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), U.S. Congress: The Importance of the Upcoming Georgian Elections for the United States and the West

Date: 09-20-2012

By Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. September 20, 2012 http://tinyurl.com/br95qd8


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

Crane Number One: Putin’s Bizarre Flight

Date: 09-07-2012

Vladimir Putin donned a white cloak, helmet and a crane’s beak and climbed into an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of endangered red cranes in the…


North Caucasus Suicide Bombing Highlights Russia’s Islamist Terrorism Problem

Date: 08-21-2012

The attack in Ingushetia, Russia, is believed to have been organized by Doku Umarov, a Chechen Islamist leader. The suicide bombing [2] on August 19…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/21/north-caucasus-suicide-bombing-highlights-russias-islamist-terrorism-problem/

U.S.–Georgia Free Trade Agreement: Time to Get Moving

Date: 07-27-2012

Journalist Michael Totten recently described Georgia as being at “the edge of the West” and recalled that U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union George F.…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/07/us-georgia-free-trade-agreement-time-to-get-moving

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/

Is Russia Finally Inching Away From Syria’s Assad?

Date: 07-15-2012

Why the Syrian leader’s most important international backer might start looking for a way out. The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that a Russian naval…

The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/is-russia-finally-inching-away-from-syrias-assad/259828/

Duma to Crack Down Against Foreign-Funded NGOs

Date: 07-02-2012

Last Friday, Russia’s Kommersant, a leading newspaper, reported that United Russia, the ruling political party, is about to submit a bill in the Duma that would…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/07/02/duma-to-crack-down-against-foreign-funded-ngos/

Magnitsky Act: Congress Should Uphold America’s Commitment to Human Rights

Date: 06-29-2012

On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relation Committee unanimously passed the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, which would ban Russian officials involved in Magnitsky’s…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/29/magnitsky-act-congress-should-uphold-americas-commitment-to-human-rights/

“Ariel Cohen : «Le régime de Poutine s’effondrera d’un coup»” (Fr)

Date: 06-26-2012

INTERVIEW – Ariel Cohen, directeur de recherche en charge de la Russie à la Heritage Foundation, analyse la signification des récents mouvements d’opposition en Russie…

Le Figaro
http://www.lefigaro.fr/mon-figaro/2012/06/26/10001-20120626ARTFIG00712-ariel-cohen-le-regime-de-poutine-s-effondrera-d-un-coup.php

How More Economic Freedom Will Attract Investment to Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Date: 06-26-2012

Central Asia, especially Kazakhstan—rich in oil and gas, and the world’s largest landlocked country—is the focus of many Fortune 500 companies seeking new business development…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/06/how-more-economic-freedom-will-attract-investment-to-kazakhstan-and-central-asia

Обаме не хватает денег на выборы (Rus)

Date: 06-25-2012

У Обамы – большие проблемы с деньгами. Конкретно – с финансированием избирательной кампании. Если по уровню популярности они сейчас с Ромни идут примерно на равных,…

Business FM
http://businessfm.bfm.ru/news/2012/06/25/new-2.html

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/

Соединим Джексона-Вэника и Магнитского! (Rus)

Date: 06-12-2012

Cенаторы США нашли «соломоново решение», соединив отмену поправки Джексона-Вэника с «Законом Магнитского». Сенаторы признали, что «Закон Магнитского», который призван защищать права человека, будет необходимым условием…

Voice of America


BP’s Russian Adventure

Date: 06-11-2012

There are many stories of Western oil-company adventures in Russia. Some of them end well, and some of them end badly. By Ariel Cohen The…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/bps-russian-adventure-7034

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

Russia’s Double-Headed Government

Date: 05-31-2012

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-double-headed-government-6987

Behind Putin’s G-8 Decision

Date: 05-15-2012

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

Московская конференция по ПРО: угрозы мнимые и реальные (Rus)

Date: 05-09-2012

Voice of America
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2012/05/09/московская-конференция-по-про-угрозы/

ПРО истерию (Rus)

Date: 05-07-2012

Voice of America
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2012/05/07/amd-hysteria/

“Why the Magnitsky Act Makes Sense”

Date: 05-01-2012

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/why-the-magnitsky-act-makes-sense-6870

Сирийские сценарии (Rus)

Date: 04-02-2012

Voice of America
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2012/04/02/сирийские-сценарии/

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


Сирийский Гамбит России (Rus)

Date: 03-12-2012

Voice of America
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2012/03/12/сирийский-гамбит-россии/

“Russian elections: Putin 4.0 at a crossroads”

Date: 03-01-2012

The Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0301/Russian-elections-Putin-4.0-at-a-crossroads

Is Russia Becoming Iran’s Diplomatic Godfather?

Date: 02-20-2012

Moscow has shown yet again that it is determined to protect Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Russia and China have asked Yukiya Amano, Lorem ipsum dolor…


Russian Elections: The End of an Era?

Date: 02-20-2012

United Russia, the governing party of Vladimir Putin, suffered surprising losses in parliamentary elections on Sunday, losing its 50 percent marjority. Lorem ipsum dolor sit…


Russian Elections: The End of an Era?

Date: 12-06-2011

By Ariel Cohen The National Interest United Russia, the governing party of Vladimir Putin, suffered surprising losses in parliamentary elections on Sunday, losing its 50 percent majority.…


Russia, 20 Years Along

Date: 12-02-2011

By Ariel Cohen The New York Times December marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union. It’s a fitting time, then, to…


Dinner with Putin: And What About Russia’s Foreign Policy?

Date: 11-23-2011

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation Last Friday, this author had the opportunity to dine in the company of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, his…


Will Russian Missile Defense Hysteria Torpedo the ‘Reset’?

Date: 11-19-2011

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation Last week, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia would deploy short-range missiles and possibly withdraw from the New Strategic Arms…


Putin Is Back “Seriously and for a While”

Date: 11-18-2011

Putin Is Back “Seriously and for a While”11-18-2011 Ariel Cohen   The Heritage Foundation   Last Friday, this author had the opportunity to dine in…


Putin to Coordinate Oil Production with OPEC?

Date: 11-18-2011

Putin to Coordinate Oil Production with OPEC?11-18-2011 Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman   The Heritage Foundation   Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that his country, the…


Is Russia Becoming Iran’s Diplomatic Godfather?

Date: 11-02-2011

Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation   Moscow has shown yet again that it is determined to protect Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Russia and China have…


Russia’s African Expansion Boosted by New BRICS Stock Market

Date: 10-24-2011

Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation   Russia is bemoaning the passing of Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, an old friend and client of the…


Kudrin’s Dismissal Projects Future Instability in Russia

Date: 09-28-2011

Ariel Cohen and Anatoliy Khomenko The Heritage Foundation   On Monday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev forced Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin to resign.   Medvedev’s harsh treatment of Kudrin was…


The Putin Challenge

Date: 09-27-2011

The Putin Challenge09-27-2011   By Ariel Cohen   CNN World   Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s return to power means stability – and stagnation -…


Political Scandals Heat Up in Russia

Date: 09-20-2011

Political Scandals Heat Up in Russia09-20-2011 Ariel Cohen The National Interest   Russia’s political-scandal season has reached a boiling point. On Thursday, September 16, Mikhail…


Russian–North Korean Naval Maneuvers Endanger Peace in Pacific

Date: 09-19-2011

Russian–North Korean Naval Maneuvers Endanger Peace in Pacific09-19-2011 Ariel Cohen   The Heritage Foundation   Yesterday, the State Department released an official reaction to media…


Total’s Caspian Gas Discovery

Date: 09-12-2011

Total, Europe’s third largest oil company, announced last Friday that they have made a major gas discovery in the Caspian Sea. The discovery, made in…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/09/12/total’s-caspian-gas-discovery/

Russia’s Arctic Claims: Neither LOST nor Forgotten

Date: 08-16-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation The Arctic is becoming the “wild west” of the 21st century, and the Russians have been…


Russian Threats a Heavy Blow to Obama’s “Reset” Policy

Date: 08-11-2011

Ariel Cohen   The Heritage Foundation The U.S. State Department appears to be preempting and diluting the Senate’s Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act…


Russian Reset Malfunction

Date: 08-09-2011

By Ariel Cohen The Washington Times   The recent Russian threats to cease crucial cooperation with the United States and statements by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir…


Russian Reset a Cold War Restart

Date: 08-08-2011

By Ariel Cohen The National Interest   Recent statements by Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian president’s Special Representative for Missile-Defense Cooperation with NATO,…


Who Are the Real Cold War Monsters?

Date: 08-04-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Michaela Bendikova The Heritage Foundation   The recent statements by Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian President’s Special Representative for…


Moscow’s Sanctions Tit-for-Tat Threatens to Kill the “Reset”

Date: 08-01-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Robert Nicholson   The Heritage Foundation     This week the State Department has placed some 64 Russian officials on a visa…


U.S. Should Further Support in Azerbaijan

Date: 08-01-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Robert Nicholson   The Washington Times   America has sacrificed a lot fighting the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan – but we are not alone. The United States and…


The New Power Alliance: Russia, Germany and France

Date: 07-21-2011

By Ariel Cohen   The National Interest   Moscow is flush with cash from energy sales and arms producers in France, Italy andGermany are happy to take large chunks of…


Russia Stamps Out Political Opposition

Date: 07-15-2011

By Ariel Cohen   The National Interest   Russia has emasculated the country’s center-right. Steps have been taken to split the liberal vote in anticipation of…


Washington Mum as France, Germany Arm Russia

Date: 07-08-2011

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation     Amidst the ongoing aerial campaign against Muammar Qadhafi’s forces in Libya, NATO is struggling with a problem that…


Rethinking Reset: Re-Examining the Obama Administration Russia Policy

Date: 07-07-2011

By Ariel Cohen Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee My name is Ariel Cohen. I am Senior Research Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies and International…


Reset Regret: Moral Leadership Needed to Fix U.S.–Russian Relations

Date: 06-30-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Donald Jensen The Heritage Foundation The discussion about democracy, human rights, and the rule of law has careened through at least…


Reset Regret: U.S. Should Rethink Relations with Russian Leaders

Date: 06-15-2011

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation For the past two years, the Obama Administration has touted its Russia “reset policy” as one of its great…


Turkey after the Elections: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

Date: 06-08-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Sally McNamara The Heritage Foundation Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is on course to…


Russia’s Repression

Date: 01-13-2011

Russia’s Repression01-13-2011 By Ariel Cohen The Washington Times The new Congress was sworn in just last week, but events far away – in Russia -…


Russian “Justice”

Date: 01-11-2011

By Ariel Cohen The National Interest The new, Republican-majority Congress is starting its work with a jaundiced eye on what’s going on in Russia. Just…


Washington Concerned as Turkey is Leaving the West

Date: 01-09-2011

Washington Concerned as Turkey is Leaving the West01-09-2011 By Ariel Cohen Hürriyet Since taking power in landslide democratic elections in 2002, the Justice and Development…


Moscow In the Middle

Date: 01-04-2011

By Ariel Cohen The National Interest In early December, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strode to the podium at Brookings’s Saban Center and elaborated [3] on the U.S.…


Obama’s “Change” Didn’t Happen, Republicans to Return?

Date: 10-27-2010

Obama’s “Change” Didn’t Happen, Republicans to Return?10-27-2010 Interview with Ariel Cohen The Voice of Russia We spoke to Ariel Cohen a Senior Fellow at the…


Khodorkovsky: Prosecution’s Demand of a 14 Year Jail Term a Blow Against Russia

Date: 10-27-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry Last Friday, Russian prosecutors asked for a new, 14-year new prison term for the former YUKOS oil company CEO Mikhail…


Time to Revise Obama’s Russian “Reset” Policy

Date: 10-26-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation In March 2009 in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pressed the…


Is Ukraine Falling Back into the Russian Orbit?

Date: 10-26-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry In a recent Daily Telegraph news report, Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister and opposition leader, has publicly declared [2] that…


Chavez’ Visit to Russia: Infected by ‘VIRUS’?

Date: 10-07-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry According to international press reports2, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is planning to visit Russia, Belarus, and Iran later next week.…


Russia-WTO: Progress but Not Ready for Accession

Date: 10-05-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry On Friday the Kremlin announced that Russia and the U.S. settled all outstanding bilateral issues relating to Russia’s accession to…


Why Is Medvedev, not Putin, in China?

Date: 09-30-2010

Why Is Medvedev, not Putin, in China?09-30-2010 By Ariel Cohen The Foundry Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in China on Sunday to expand energy cooperation1…


Is Obama’s “Reset” Boosting Destabilizing Russian Arms Sales?

Date: 09-21-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry In Washington last Friday, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov announced that Russia will supply P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles to Syria,…


Guess Who’s Running in 2012: Mr. Putin!

Date: 09-20-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry The appearance of a government-sponsored Putin 2012 cyrillic website [1]s pretty much clinches the major question in Russian politics: Will Prime…


Reset the Russian Reset Policy

Date: 09-10-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently proclaimed Eurasia a Russian “sphere of exclusive interests.” Moscow has backed up those…


The Manas Base and Challenges to the U.S. Presence in Kyrgyzstan

Date: 07-27-2010

The Manas Base and Challenges to the U.S. Presence in Kyrgyzstan07-27-2010 By Ariel Cohen .The Heritage Foundation Winning in Afghanistan is a vital U.S. national…


Countering Turkey’s Strategic Drift

Date: 07-26-2010

By Ariel Cohen, Sally McNamara, and James Phillips The Heritage Foundation Commonly referred to as the West’s bridge to the Muslim world, Turkey has long…


Russia-Iran Energy Road Map: Is Moscow Trying to Sit on Two Chairs?

Date: 07-16-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry Russian and Iranian energy ministers Sergei I. Shmatko and Massoud Mir-Kazemi, signed a “roadmap” to future economic cooperation in the…


Russian Espionage Undermines Obama’s Reset Policy

Date: 06-30-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that ten people have been arrested for being alleged undercover Russian spies.…


What Senator Kerry is Missing on Obama’s Russian Reset

Date: 06-23-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry As President Medvedev of Russia is coming to visit Barack Obama, the Administration’s spokesmen are desperately trying to convince us…


A Hard Look at the Obama-Medvedev Summit

Date: 06-23-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will visit the United States from June 22 through 24 at the invitation of U.S.…


The Chaos in Central Asia

Date: 06-15-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal The bloody ethnic clashes occurring in southern Kyrgyzstan are the worst violence in the Fergana Valley, the heart…


What’s at Stake in Kyrgyzstan?

Date: 04-14-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal The Obama administration has been caught flat-footed once again—this time in Kyrgyzstan. The administration didn’t anticipate the spring…


Kyrgyzstan’s Corruption Instigated Revolution

Date: 04-09-2010

Kyrgyzstan’s Corruption Instigated Revolution04-09-2010 By Ariel Cohen Forbes What’s behind the revolution in Kyrgyzstan? Its people were fed up with the graft, nepotism and authoritarian…


START and Beyond: Obama Abandons US Power

Date: 04-07-2010

START and Beyond: Obama Abandons US Power04-07-2010 By Ariel Cohen The Foundry The New START Treaty that Presidents Obama and Medvedev are going to sign…


Free Khodorkovsky

Date: 03-10-2010

Free Khodorkovsky03-10-2010 By Ariel Cohen The Washington Times President Obama has his hands full dealing with Russia. However, high on his agenda should be the…


Russian Anti-Americanism: A Priority Target for U.S. Public Diplomacy

Date: 02-24-2010

By Ariel Cohen & Helle Dale The Heritage Foundation Russian anti-Americanism remains an entrenched and politically expedient phenomenon among the country’s governing elites. This may…


An Alarming Franco-Russian Arms Deal

Date: 02-16-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal French President Nicolas Sarkozy last week approved the first sale of a Mistral-class assault ship to a foreign…


What Russia needs Most: Civil Society Engagement, Not Appeasement

Date: 02-12-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Christian Science Monitor The Obama administration’s Russian “reset button” continues to malfunction. The latest ignominy was a meeting last month between…


After Ukraine Elections: What Is Next for U.S. Policy?

Date: 02-12-2010

By Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. and Khrystyna Kushnir The Heritage Foundation On February 7, Ukrainians elected former Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych as president, a defeat for current Prime…


A Nonstarter on Arms Control

Date: 01-09-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Obama administration has failed to complete the negotiation of a treaty to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (Start), which expired…


Russian Justice Still Headed in the Wrong Direction

Date: 11-29-2009

By Ariel Cohen Harvest season is wrapping up in Russia, where the nation’s leaders are producing yet another bumper crop of irony. Case in point:…


Dangerous Trajectories: Obama’s Approach to Arms Control Misreads Russian Nuclear Strategy

Date: 11-09-2009

By Ariel Cohen As the Obama Administration negotiates a range of arms control initiatives with Russia, U.S. policymakers need to critically examine Russia’s views on…


Missile shield shift opens common ground for Russia and US

Date: 10-28-2009

By Fred Weir After years squabbling over how the US could build an effective missile defense shield for Europe without scaring or offending Moscow, a…


Biden Should Treat Poland with Respect

Date: 10-21-2009

By Ariel Cohen In what appears to be an emerging ritual, Vice President Joe Biden is heading out to Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic…


Are Russian Scientists Aiding Iran’s Nuclear Program?

Date: 10-08-2009

By Ariel Cohen  Last weekend, Israel leaked to the Sunday Times of London that Russian scientists are developing nuclear warheads for Iran. According to the…


Blood Brothers No More?

Date: 10-08-2009

By Ariel Cohen Is President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia trying to come out from under the shadow of his long-time political mentor and former boss…


Velvet Reform

Date: 10-02-2009

Velvet Reform10-02-2009 By Ariel Cohen As both Putin and Medvedev declared their interest in running in the 2012 elections, it became the main political scoop…


A Policy Agenda for the U.S.-Russia Congressional Caucus

Date: 10-01-2009

By Ariel Cohen Last week, Congress launched the bipartisan Congressional Russia Caucus, which is chaired by Congressmen Tom Price (R-GA) and Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH).…


Russian Pressure is Growing in Ukraine

Date: 09-15-2009

MOSCOW – Is the Obama Administration, busy pushing the “reset button” with Russia is about to suffer a geopolitical setback in Ukraine? When talking to…


Unrequited Concessions In Chess Is Bad Policy

Date: 09-14-2009

MOSCOW – In meetings with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the leading Russian foreign policy experts one thing becomes blatantly clear:…


A Warning From Good Friends

Date: 07-22-2009

By Ariel Cohen   The Obama administration has managed to open a wide gap between itself and some of America’s most reliable allies, those of Central Europe.…


Russia’s New Scramble for Africa

Date: 07-02-2009

By Ariel Cohen The Kremlin has launched an ambitious project to restore Moscow’s past glory on the African continent. Policy makers in the U.S. and Europeneed to understand that…


The Triumph of the Petro-state

Date: 06-19-2009

The Triumph of the Petro-state06-19-2009 By Ariel Cohen   This year’s St Petersburg Economic Forum provided the backdrop for a deep division in the Russian…


Russian Paradox Forum

Date: 06-17-2009

By Ariel Cohen   Cold and rainy days at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum earlier this month followed each other like waves on the Baltic Sea.…


Russia’s Real Strategy Evident “near abroad”

Date: 06-09-2009

       By Ariel Cohen The economic and political megastars have descended on Russia’s “second capital” the 13th St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Here were Russian President Dmitry Medvedev;…


Russia’s Commodities Strategy

Date: 06-09-2009

By Ariel Cohen The economic glitterati have descended on Russia’s “second capital.” President Dmitry Medvedev, vice premiers and ministers, CEOs of Intel, Nissan, Coca-Cola and other…


Bye Bye, Eurasian Pipelines?

Date: 05-13-2009

By Ariel Cohen   The 1990s were a boom decade for Western energy companies tapping into Caspian oil and gas. Three important oil pipelines were…


Eurasian pipelines- a forecaster’s nightmare

Date: 04-29-2009

By Ariel Cohen   The world’s leading experts who gathered at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute for the conference, “The Architecture of Energy Export System of…


Don’t be naive about Russia’s real aims

Date: 04-03-2009

Don’t be naive about Russia’s real aims04-03-2009 By Ariel Cohen At this week’s G-20 summit in London, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev…


Reversing habit of ’legal nihilism’

Date: 04-01-2009

By Ariel Cohen President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet Wednesday on the sidelines at the Group of 20 summit. Ironically, that’s one…


The Obama–Medvedev G-20 Meeting: The Agenda for the First Encounter

Date: 03-27-2009

By Ariel Cohen On April 1, President Barack Obama will meet for the first time with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the G-20 summit in London.…


Russia and Eurasia: A Realistic Policy Agenda for the Obama Administration

Date: 03-27-2009

The Russian and Eurasian Policy Project Introduction By Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. The Russian and Eurasian Policy Project was inaugurated to assist policymakers in the legislative…


How the Obama Administration Should Engage Russia

Date: 03-19-2009

Testimony By Ariel Cohen Testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “Prospects for Engagement with Russia” Delivered Thursday, March 19, 2009 “Barack Obama and Joe Biden…


How the Obama Administration Should Deal with Russia’s Revisionist Foreign Policy

Date: 03-12-2009

By Ariel Cohen Barack Obama and Joe Biden will address the challenge posed by an increasingly autocratic and bellicose Russia by pursuing a new, comprehensive strategy that…


Don’t push the reset button yet

Date: 02-25-2009

By Ariel Cohen Vice President Joe Biden suggested at the Munich international security conference on Feb. 7 that America push “the reset button” on relations with Russia. But the Obama…


Russia regains key air base to project power in Caucasus

Date: 02-05-2009

By Ariel Cohen As the dust over the August 2008 Russian-Georgian war settles, the extent of Russia’s geopolitical gain in South Caucasus and the Black Sea is becoming clearer. Besides…


Swords and Shields: Russia’s Abkhaz base plan

Date: 02-03-2009

By Ariel Cohen Russia plans to establish a Black Sea naval base at the Abkhaz port ofOchamchire. Ochamchire is some 60 kilometers southeast of the Abkhaz capital ofSukhumi, near the…


Russia Bets on New Sukhoi Fighter to Match F-35

Date: 01-16-2009

Russia Bets on New Sukhoi Fighter to Match F-3501-16-2009 By Ariel Cohen Moscow continues to pursue a Sukhoi-based fifth-generation fighter. After five years of effort,…


Swords and Shields: Russia bets on PAK FA

Date: 01-16-2009

Swords and Shields: Russia bets on PAK FA01-16-2009 By Ariel Cohen   Moscow continues to pursue a Sukhoi-based fifth-generation fighter. After five years of effort,…


European Security and Russia’s Natural Gas Disruption

Date: 01-08-2009

By Ariel Cohen &  Owen Graham On January 1, 2009, Russia’s state monopoly OAO Gazprom began reducing gas supplies to Ukraine. Moscow and Kiev had failed to negotiate the price for natural…


Russia Provokes U.S. with Venezuela sea exercises

Date: 01-07-2009

By Ariel Cohen WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) — Russia held joint naval exercises withVenezuela late last year to demonstrate its growing strategic reach and political clout, particularly in Latin…


Will Son of Satan protect Mother Russia?

Date: 12-19-2008

Will Son of Satan protect Mother Russia?12-19-2008 WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) — As UPI reported, at the end of November Russia successfully test-launched its new-generation…


Russia’s Play in Uncle Sam’s Neighborhood

Date: 12-18-2008

By Ariel Cohen Despite the raging economic crisis and collapse of oil prices, Russiacontinues to push its global diplomatic offensive, which has overt anti-American overtones. At…


Is civilian control of Russia’s nuclear arsenal at risk?

Date: 12-12-2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) — Russian generals have long felt they should be the ones to set military policy. They have trouble accepting civilian authority…


Russia’s generals fight Putin to conserve corruption

Date: 12-11-2008

Russia’s generals fight Putin to conserve corruption12-11-2008 By Ariel Cohen WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) — Implementing military reform is a challenging task for Russian generals.…


Russa deploys ship, aircraft to show force in Arctic

Date: 12-01-2008

Russa deploys ship, aircraft to show force in Arctic12-01-2008 By Ariel Cohen WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) — The Arctic Ocean is quickly re-emerging as a…


Russia focuses warships and weapons systems in Arctic

Date: 11-21-2008

Russia focuses warships and weapons systems in Arctic11-21-2008 By Ariel Cohen WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) — The resumption of Cold War-style patrols and increased naval…


Europe Anti-Missile Defense System: Standing Up to Russia’s Threats

Date: 11-20-2008

Europe Anti-Missile Defense System: Standing Up to Russia’s Threats11-20-2008 By Ariel Cohen The day after Barack Obama won the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Russian President…


Russia focuses weapon systems on Arctic wealth

Date: 11-06-2008

Russia focuses weapon systems on Arctic wealth11-06-2008 By Ariel Cohen and Lajos Szaszdi WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) — The arctic is quickly re-emerging as a…


Russia’s Navy Protects Syria’s Missles

Date: 10-16-2008

Russia’s Navy Protects Syria’s Missles10-16-2008 By Ariel Cohen Until Russia can revitalize its naval forces to a much larger degree, its deployments to the Mediterranean…


Valdai Club Highlights Russia’s Modernization Dilemma

Date: 09-15-2008

By Ariel Cohen The fifth annual Valdai Club meeting took place against the backdrop of the conflict in the Caucasus and Russia’s recognition of the secessionist republics Abkhazia…


Dealing With Russia

Date: 09-14-2008

Ariel Cohen On Aug. 8, Russia decided to rewrite the rules of post-World War II European security. It repudiated the Helsinki Pact of 1975, which…


Russian Forces in the Georgian War: Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations

Date: 08-20-2008

By Ariel Cohen While all the facts of last week’s Russian-Georgian war are not clear, enough information–including eyewitness accounts–has been reported in the media to…


Saving Georgia

Date: 08-12-2008

Saving Georgia08-12-2008     By Ariel Cohen Moscow remains deaf to pleas from Washington and European capitals to cease aggression against its neighbor, Georgia. Last…


Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Passing of a Titan

Date: 08-05-2008

Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Passing of a Titan08-05-2008                              By Ariel Cohen Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) was a titan of 20th century Russian literature and politics. He survived…


Putin’s “Zaibatsu” – The Russian Technology Property Grab

Date: 08-01-2008

       By Ariel Cohen July 2008 will mark a momentous month in the history of Russian business. This is when Sergey Chemezov, a…


The West Should Unite in Support of Georgia

Date: 04-30-2008

The West Should Unite in Support of Georgia04-30-2008 By Ariel Cohen In the last few days, Moscow has beefed up its “peacekeeping force” in the…


The Real World: Putin in Libya

Date: 04-18-2008

By Ariel Cohen   Russian President Vladimir Putin began a two-day visit to Libya on April 16, the first by a Russian president to the…


The Sochi Bush-Putin Summit: Last Chance to Improve Relations

Date: 04-01-2008

By Ariel Cohen This coming weekend, Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin will meet for their final summit, to be held in the Russian…


Management Reshuffle?

Date: 02-28-2008

By Ariel Cohen Last December Russian President Vladimir Putin chose Dmitry Medvedev, a first deputy prime minister, to succeed him in the country’s presidency. March…


Central Asia: A Major Worry for US Intelligence Agencies

Date: 02-28-2008

Central Asia: A Major Worry for US Intelligence Agencies02-28-2008 By Ariel Cohen Central Asia is a major area of concern for US intelligence agencies, according…


Russia on the March: The Return of the Red Square Parades

Date: 02-12-2008

By Ariel Cohen As Yogi Berra once said, “This is déjà vu all over again.” On May 9, heavy military equipment will once again roll down…


Russia trails U.S. in pursuit of fifth generation jet

Date: 01-15-2008

Russia trails U.S. in pursuit of fifth generation jet01-15-2008 By Ariel Cohen Russia lags behind the United States in aerospace research and development. It has…


Russian Succession: From Putin…To Putin

Date: 01-06-2008

by Ariel Cohen Dmitry Medvedev’s  endorsement as a presidential candidate by four pro-Putin political parties and by Vladimir Putin himself ends months of rumors in Moscow.…


Domestic Factors Driving Russian Foreign Policy

Date: 11-19-2007

Russia”s foreign policy assertiveness, funded by revenues from natural resources, makes many believe that a new energy empire is on the rise. The country today…


Europe’s Strategic Dependence on Russian Energy

Date: 11-05-2007

by Ariel Cohen   Russia is consolidating its grip on oil and gas—the economic lifeblood of Europe. Moscow is pursuing a comprehensive strategy that could…


U.S. Strategy in the Black Sea Region

Date: 12-13-2006

U.S. Strategy in the Black Sea Region12-13-2006 U.S. interests in the Black Sea area—energy transit, security, counterterrorism, proliferation of weap­ons of mass destruction (WMD), and…


The North European Gas Pipeline Threatens Europe’s Energy Security

Date: 10-26-2006

Russia is building a strategic new pipeline to Europe that will affect European energy security for years to come. Called the North European Gas Pipe­line (NEGP),…


U.S. Policy and the Georgian-Russian Crisis

Date: 10-10-2006

U.S. Policy and the Georgian-Russian Crisis10-10-2006 Amid great power fretting over North Korea’s nuclear test and continuing Iranian truculence against the West, Russia escalated its…


Putin’s Legacy and United Russia’s New Ideology

Date: 06-01-2006

“The Party has been, and remains, the main organizing and coordinating force capable of leading the people along the path of profound Socialist renewal.…” —Mikhail…


Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: What Next?

Date: 05-11-2006

On March 26, Ukraine’s voters elected 450 members to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, from an array of 45 parties and blocs. Charles Tannock, a…


Preventing a Russian-Georgian Military Confrontation

Date: 04-30-2006

Preventing a Russian-Georgian Military Confrontation04-30-2006 The pending appeal of Eduard Kokoity, leader of the secessionist territory of South Ossetia, to the Russian Federation’s Constitutional Court…


Flawed Presidential Elections in Belarus: How the West Should Respond

Date: 04-16-2006

Flawed Presidential Elections in Belarus: How the West Should Respond04-16-2006 On March 19, Belarus, the last dictatorship in Europe, will hold presidential elections. These elections…


U.S. Should Warn Russia Over Its “Soviet” Middle East Policy

Date: 04-06-2006

U.S. Should Warn Russia Over Its “Soviet” Middle East Policy04-06-2006 In recent weeks, Russia has distanced itself from positions on the Middle East that it…


Russia’s Gas Attack on Ukraine: An Uneasy Truce

Date: 01-04-2006

Russia’s Gas Attack on Ukraine: An Uneasy Truce01-04-2006 In a compromise deal struck on January 4, the price that Ukraine pays for Russian gas will…


Competition over Eurasia: Are the U.S. and Russia on a Collision Course?

Date: 10-24-2005

Competition over Eurasia: Are the U.S. and Russia on a Collision Course?10-24-2005 Russia and the United States continue to bicker over the post-Soviet space. They…


Sino-Russian Military Maneuvers: A Threat to U.S. Interests in Eurasia

Date: 09-30-2005

Sino-Russian Military Maneuvers: A Threat to U.S. Interests in Eurasia09-30-2005 Peace Mission 2005, the unprecedented Sino-Rus­sian joint military exercises held on August 18-25, should raise…


Uzbekistan’s Eviction Notice: What Next?

Date: 08-18-2005

Uzbekistan’s Eviction Notice: What Next?08-18-2005 On July 31, Uzbek President Islam Karimov served notice on the Pentagon that the U.S. should vacate the Karshi–Khanabad military…


Time to Relaunch Ukraine’s Economic Policy

Date: 06-14-2005

Time to Relaunch Ukraine’s Economic Policy06-14-2005 Ukraine is an important American geostrategic pri­ority in Eastern Europe. Many U.S. policymakers and experts believe that Ukraine’s integration…


Democratization Challenges: Has Mr. Karimov Overstayed His Welcome?

Date: 06-10-2005

Democratization Challenges: Has Mr. Karimov Overstayed His Welcome?06-10-2005 As the U.S. and Israel withdrew their non-essential personnel and diplomatic families from their embassies in Uzbekistan…


The Khodorkovsky Verdict: A Setback for U.S.-Russian Relations

Date: 06-02-2005

The Khodorkovsky Verdict: A Setback for U.S.-Russian Relations06-02-2005 A harsh, nine-year sentence meted out by a Russian court on May 31 against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former…


UZBEKISTAN: A POLICY PROVING GROUND FOR WASHINGTON

Date: 05-31-2005

UZBEKISTAN: A POLICY PROVING GROUND FOR WASHINGTON05-31-2005 The Andijan events in Uzbekistan have sharpened the debate among policy makers in Washington over whether American support…


Challenge in Uzbekistan

Date: 05-18-2005

Challenge in Uzbekistan05-18-2005 With more than 500 dead in Andijan, a city in the impoverished and overpopulated Fergana Valley, a hotbed of Islamic extremism in…


The Uzbekistan Dilemma

Date: 05-13-2005

The Uzbekistan Dilemma05-13-2005 With over 500 dead in Andijian, a hotbed of Islamic extremism in the impoverished and overpopulated Fergana Valley in Uzbekistan, the face…


On the road to Moscow

Date: 05-05-2005

On the road to Moscow05-08-2005 President George W. Bush’s visit to Latvia, Russia and the Republic of Georgia underscores how much the geopolitical landscape changed…


President Bush’s Messages to the Baltic States, Russia, and Georgia

Date: 05-04-2005

President Bush’s Messages to the Baltic States, Russia, and Georgia05-04-2005 President George W. Bush’s visit to Latvia, Russia, and Georgia underscores how much the geopolitical…


North Caucasus at Risk

Date: 04-10-2005

North Caucasus at Risk04-10-2005 Since the March 8 death of Aslan Maskhadov, former president of Chechnya and supreme commander of Chechen militant forces, Russia has…


From Lemon Revolution to Lemonade?

Date: 03-24-2005

From Lemon Revolution to Lemonade?03-24-2005 The people of Kyrgyzstan have spoken — and acted. As they storm presidential palace and government buildings in the capital…


Helping Kyrgyzstan’s Democratic Revolution

Date: 03-24-2005

Helping Kyrgyzstan’s Democratic Revolution03-24-2005 The people of Kyrgyzstan have spoken—and acted. On Thursday, they stormed presidential headquarters and government buildings in the capital Bishkek in…


The Other Inauguration

Date: 01-21-2005

The Other Inauguration01-21-2005 President Victor Yuschenko’s inauguration on Sunday January 23 is not the end of the road: it is the beginning of a fundamentally…


The Lessons of Ukraine: Russia’s Growing Influence in Eurasia

Date: 11-12-2004

The Lessons of Ukraine: Russia’s Growing Influence in Eurasia11-12-2004 The outcome of the Ukrainian presidential elections could dramatically increase Moscow’s influence in Eurasia. If former…


Russia’s Gravitational Pull in Eurasia Stands to Strengthen After Ukraine Election

Date: 11-10-2004

Russia’s Gravitational Pull in Eurasia Stands to Strengthen After Ukraine Election11-10-2004 The outcome of Ukraine’s contentious presidential vote could have far-reaching ramifications for the US-Russian…


U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation After Beslan

Date: 10-25-2004

U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation After Beslan10-25-2004 On September 1, 2004, the first day of school, a multiethnic group of over 30 radical Islamist terror­ists, including two…


RUSSIA’S SOVIET NOSTALGIA POSES SECURITY THREAT

Date: 09-29-2004

RUSSIA’S SOVIET NOSTALGIA POSES SECURITY THREAT09-29-2004 Much has been reported about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s September 6 meeting with Western journalists and academics, just days…


Going Soviet: Putin and the Beslan Response

Date: 09-24-2004

Going Soviet: Putin and the Beslan Response09-24-2004 Two days after the Beslan tragedy ended in a fiery blood bath, a group of Western experts and…


Putin at War: Unscripted

Date: 09-20-2004

Putin at War: Unscripted09-20-2004 Three days after the tragedy of Beslan ended, we sat for over three and a half hours with Vladimir Putin. Between…


A Strategy to Democratize Belarus

Date: 03-30-2004

A Strategy to Democratize Belarus03-30-2004 As the October 2004 parliamentary elections in Belarus are becoming a priority for democratic forces in the country and for…


Putin Sacks the Cabinet

Date: 02-26-2004

Putin Sacks the Cabinet02-26-2004 On February 24, three weeks before the March 14 Presidential elections, Vladimir Putin dramatically fired his Prime Minister, Mikhail Kasyanov, as…


Facing the Russian Rhetoric in Eurasia

Date: 02-25-2004

Facing the Russian Rhetoric in Eurasia02-25-2004 Vladimir Putin sent shivers down the spine of CIS leaders on February 12 when he declared the demise of…


The Kremlin That Killed Kyoto

Date: 12-16-2003

The Kremlin That Killed Kyoto12-16-2003 MOSCOW, Russia — Andrey Illarionov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s libertarian economic adviser, almost single-handedly engineered the Kremlin’s commitment to kill…


Russian Duma Elections: How the U.S. Should Respond to “Controlled Democracy”

Date: 12-12-2003

Russian Duma Elections: How the U.S. Should Respond to “Controlled Democracy”12-12-2003 The tectonic political shift that occurred in Sunday’s parliamentary elections will make Russia more…


Russia’s “Controlled Democracy” Strikes Back

Date: 12-11-2003

Russia’s “Controlled Democracy” Strikes Back12-11-2003 The tectonic plate shift in Russian politics, which occurred in parliamentary elections Sunday would make Russia diplomatically more prickly and…


Common Economic Space Threatens Independence of South Caucasus and Central Asian States

Date: 10-22-2003

Common Economic Space Threatens Independence of South Caucasus and Central Asian States10-22-2003 On September 19, 2003, Russia and three of its trading partners – Belarus,…


Soviet legacy affects Kazak investments

Date: 08-11-2003

Soviet legacy affects Kazak investments08-11-2003 WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — As Kazakhstan prepares to host a United Nations conference on investment in landlocked countries later…


Aliev Dynasty or Azerbaijiani Democracy? Securing A Democratic Transition

Date: 08-06-2003

Aliev Dynasty or Azerbaijiani Democracy? Securing A Democratic Transition08-06-2003 Azerbaijan’s ailing president Heydar Aliev’s bedside appointment of his son Ilham to the position of Prime…


Confronting Kazakhstan’s ’Dutch Disease’

Date: 03-26-2003

Confronting Kazakhstan’s ’Dutch Disease’03-26-2003 As the United States is engaging in regime change in Iraq, the political turmoil in the Middle East is driving up…


Eurasian States Grapple With Difficult Choices Over Looming Iraq Offensive

Date: 02-15-2003

Eurasian States Grapple With Difficult Choices Over Looming Iraq Offensive02-15-2003 Continued European Union resistance to US plans for a quick blitz of Iraq is forcing…


New Russian Deployment Marks Changed Strategy

Date: 12-17-2002

New Russian Deployment Marks Changed Strategy12-17-2002 The Bush Administration is reacting calmly to the Russian Air Force’s deployment of planes at the Kant air base…


CIS Remains Top Priority in Russian Foreign Policy

Date: 04-24-2002

CIS Remains Top Priority in Russian Foreign Policy04-24-2002 President Putin’s recent State of the Federation address clearly indicates that Russia puts increased emphasis on the…


Radio Liberty Launches Controversial Chechen Service

Date: 03-27-2002

Radio Liberty Launches Controversial Chechen Service03-27-2002 The Bush Administration has allowed the North Caucasus broadcasts of Radio Liberty-Radio Free Europe to go ahead on April…


Central Asians Launch Another Regional Association

Date: 01-16-2002

Central Asians Launch Another Regional Association01-16-2002 The transformation of the Central Asian Economic Commonwealth into the Central Asian Cooperation (CAC) comes as regional cooperation is…


Date: 01-01-0001

00-00-0000 By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal The Obama administration has been caught flat-footed once again—this time in Kyrgyzstan. The administration didn’t anticipate the…


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