Europe

Putin to Coordinate Oil Production with OPEC?

November 18, 2018

Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman

The Heritage Foundation

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that his country, the world’s leading oil and gas producer, plans to work closely with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil cartel.

Russia has long spoken about linking up with OPEC, but at this point the extent of its participation has been sending high-level delegations to attend OPEC meetings in Vienna as observers.

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Ariel Cohen: $100 million will not change Armenia's lagging behind Azerbaijan in terms of arsenal

October 23, 2018

Few days earlier, the Armenian side has approved the deal with Russia on weapons supply to Armenia through a $200 million deal. The Armenian government approved the first $ 100 million loan package, which will be extended to Armenia for 20 years.Some experts viewed it as another provocation by Yerevan ahead of the peace talks, while others argued that the deal hardly gives Armenia more power than those of Azerbaijan.

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

October 23, 2018

At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance.

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As Russia and Iran Strengthen Ties, U.S. Should Support Key Ally Georgia

October 23, 2018

As the US is engaged in pre-election navel-gazing, Russia is not taking a summer nap. The Kremlin never sleeps, and especially not in August, and not during the Olympic season. The Beijing Olympics in 2008 coincided with the Russia-Georgian conflict, and the Ukrainian crisis developed during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Russia's Nord Stream II Pipeline Is Ukraine's Worst Nightmare

October 23, 2018

Ukraine is Russia’s gateway into European gas markets. Of the 193 billion cubic meters (bcm) Russia’s state-owned Gazprom pumped westward in 2017 – nearly 40 percent of Europe’s total supply – 93 bcm transited via Ukraine. Moscow, however, wants to change that, diminishing Ukraine’s transit role. Kyiv, on the other hand, hopes to maintain the current arrangement, as transit revenues contribute some USD 2-3 billion annually.

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LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: THE TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

October 23, 2018

What exactly happened in Helsinki? Washington—from Congress to the administration to the media—has been left scratching their heads. Trump’s dealing with Russia is like vaudeville meets a spy thriller—Monty Python meets Tom Clancy.

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TRUMP MUST STAND UP TO PUTIN—BUT HE NEEDS EUROPE'S HELP

October 23, 2018

On July 16, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are to meet in Helsinki, Finland, for what promises to be an historic summit—one likely to define the course of U.S.-Russian relations for many years to come. Following on the heels of the July 12 NATO summit in Brussels, the outcome of these U.S.-Russia talks may affect the unity, and even the survival, of the West.

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Germany and the US need a new beginning in their security relationship

October 23, 2018

In the snow-covered, fairy-tale city of Munich, global security leaders gathered for their yearly conclave, the Munich Security Conference, the Davos of foreign policy and power.However, instead of Bavarian glory, tension was in the air. This participant repeatedly saw speakers talking past each other, creating an impression that this was not a dialogue about the fate of the world, but an absurdist theater spectacle by Eugene Ionesco.

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Dr. Cohen's Comments on Washington and the Baltics

August 2, 2017

Vesti.lv"Ариэль Коэн: Вашингтон от Прибалтики просто отмахнется"Тимур Пушкавер 08/02/2017 Приход к власти в США Дональда Трампа знаменует кардинальные перемены в американской внешней политике. Основным конкурентом Соединенных Штатов для Трампа является Китай, а не Россия, а Европа не является внешнеполитическим приоритетом нового американского лидера.

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

May 25, 2017

CNBC25 May 2017

By Dr. Ariel Cohen

Brexit may not be catastrophic for the London Stock Exchange, despite naysayers' dire prophecies.En+ Group, an integrated hydro power and aluminum producer owned by the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, is mulling an initial public offering in London this summer to raise as much as $2 billion. This would be Russia's biggest public share offering for almost five years and the first Russian IPO in London since 2014.

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

May 8, 2017

The Huffington Post By Ariel Cohen

May 8, 2017

  • Many in Washington feared Trump would sell out to Russia. That never happened.
  • Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine are in place.
  • Syria was hit with 59 Tomahawk missiles.
  • Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
  • To quote Nikki Haley, “There’s a new sheriff in town.”

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

March 20, 2017

BBC March 20, 2017

Trump and Merkel Cannot Afford to Fail

March 15, 2017

The Atlantic Council

Ariel Cohen

March 15, 2017

The massive snowstorm that postponed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House is symbolic of the chill in US-German relations. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Merkel’s open borders policy, which has brought over 1,250,000 refugees to Germany since 2015. Merkel has responded with a strong defense of freedom of movement and refugee rights.

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Dr. Cohen Speaks on US-Ukrainian Relations

March 7, 2017

Усi Медиаформати

07/03/2017

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Interview: The Importance of Azerbaijan for Russia and the USA

February 20, 2017

СВСЗнаковая Встреча в Баку В связи со встречей руководителей генштабов США и России международные эксперты отмечают все более возрастающую роль Азербайджана, как важного и надежного партнера. И не случайно, именно Баку стал площадкой для столь долгожданной и значимой речи.

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Dr. Cohen's Comments on Baltic Region in Kaliningrad

January 25, 2017

Regnum January 25, 2017 "Мы можем ожидать переориентацию прибалтийских элит", 25 января 2017, 10:47 — REGNUM  С победой Дональда Трампа переориентация элит Прибалтики может иметь место, если эти элиты почувствуют, что ни США, ни ЕС — прежде всего, Германия — особенно их не поддерживают.

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

January 25, 2017

Komsolmolskaya Pravda"Американский политолог: Батальоны НАТО в Прибалтике – это ловушка"By Aleksei DenisenkovJanuary 25, 2017 Название дискуссии, которая прошла накануне в БФУ имени Канта, звучала угрожающе: «Россия и НАТО у красной черты. Почему на Западе считают, что Третья мировая война начнется в Прибалтике».

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Ariel Cohen Featured on Rubaltic News

January 25, 2017

Rubaltic.ruАриэль Коэн: большая часть бронетехники будет отозвана из Прибалтики после маневров Ariel Cohen January 25, 2017 Большая часть военной техники и контингента, переброска которых в страны Восточной Европы и Прибалтику стартовала в начале января, вернутся на свои базы после маневров. Такую точку зрения высказал политолог, член совета по международным отношениям США Ариэль Коэн, передает телеканал «Россия 24».

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Dr. Cohen on NATO's Withdrawal from the Baltics

January 24, 2017

24 Vesti Kaliningrad"Большая часть военных НАТО вернётся из Прибалтики и Польши обратно на свои базы"

January 24, 2017

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

December 22, 2016

AlgemeinerScorned by Obama, Israel Forged Ties With Russia, Expert Says

December 22, 2016

By Rafael Medof

‍According to a leading expert on the Middle East, Russia and international security, Israel’s tense relationship with the United States over the last eight years compelled it to forge valuable ties elsewhere, including, crucially, with the former Soviet Union.

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Dr. Cohen Commenting on Tillerson

December 15, 2016

Forbes

Exxon's Sanctioned Russian Oil Deal Threatens Rex Tillerson As Trump's Secretary Of State

Kenneth Rapoza

December 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump wants him. But many Russia-phobic Republicans rind arguably not a single Democratic in the Senate will vote for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.Tillerson announced his retirement Wednesday as CEO of Exxon after 41 years at the oil giant following Trump's nominating him to replace John Kerry at the State Department.

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Dr. Cohen's Comments on Tillerson Nomination

December 13, 2016

РБК"Бизнес-подход к дипломатии: почему Трамп выбрал Тиллерсона"

13/12/16

Александр Ратников, Тимофей Дзядко, Людмила Подобедова Руководитель ExxonMobil Рекс Тиллерсон выбран Дональдом Трампом на пост госсекретаря за сильные навыки в бизнесе и опыт работы в России. Партнеры Тиллерсона в Москве знают его как прагматика и надеются на улучшение отношений.Избранный президент США Дональд Трамп после нескольких недель собеседований выбрал кандидата на пост госсекретаря.

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Dr. Cohen Commenting on Trump Administration Removing Sanctions

December 13, 2016

TV RainСамый удобный кандидат для России: снимет ли новый госсекретарь США санкции

13/12/2016

Beyond the Trump-Putin Warmth, Tough Decisions Lurk

December 6, 2016

Financial Times

December 6, 2016

By Dr. Ariel Cohen

The mood is festive in the Russian capital, and expectations are high that Donald Trump’s elections may turn a new page in the difficult relationship between Moscow and Washington.The death spiral of US-Russian ties stretches back through the Barack Obama years to George W. Bush’s second term, when Russia invaded neighboring Georgia.

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Dr. Cohen Discussing Trump's Foreign Policy

December 4, 2016

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