Europe

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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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 Commenting on Trump Administration Removing Sanctions

December 13, 2016

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

13/12/2016

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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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

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

October 28, 2016

Huffington Post

October 28, 2016

By Ariel Cohen

With the final stretch of the U.S. presidential elections upon us, Russia’s challenge in Syria has rapidly developed into a centerpiece of the foreign policy debate. The candidates need to formulate a clear vision of how to deal with Moscow.Russian President Vladimir Putin has played a weak hand impressively.

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Dr. Cohen on Sky News Arabic discussing Russia

October 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

October 26, 2016

CNN

October 26, 2016

Dr. Cohen discussing Russian warships' withdrawal of refueling request.

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The breathtaking Russian problem that awaits our next president

October 25, 2016

Fox News Opinion

October 25, 2016

By Dr. Ariel Cohen

With the final stretch of the presidential elections upon us, Russia’s challenge in Syria is a centerpiece of the foreign policy debate. The candidates need to formulate a clear vision of how to deal with Moscow.President Vladimir Putin has played a weak hand impressively.

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Georgian Dream Meets Reality: The Coalition's First Term and Future Reform

October 14, 2016

Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., and Ivan Benovic

October 2016

Executive Summary

Concluding its first four years in power, the Georgian Dream coalition government has reformed and changed many aspects of Georgia’s public life. The coalition has not only continued along the path toward reforms initiated by Mikheil Saakashvili’s.

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

September 30, 2016

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

September 30, 2016

БАКУ, 30 сен — РИА Новости, Вугар Гасанов. Успехи ОПЕК в поддержке цен на нефть будут сведены на нет, как только квоты добычи начнут нарушаться участниками картеля, заявил РИА Новости ведущий эксперт Атлантического совета, директор Центра энергетики, природных ресурсов и геополитики (Вашингтон) Ариэль Коэн (Ariel Cohen).

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

August 12, 2016

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

CNN International (US) - U.S. Cable

08/12/2016

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

July 5, 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 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.Stephen Blank has urged NATO to pay more attention to the Black Sea at the Warsaw Summit, and he is correct.

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

May 21, 2016

Trend21

May 2016

By Elmira Tariverdiyeva

The Israeli Defense Minister nominee Avigdor Lieberman is no stranger to Azerbaijan, Ariel Cohen, PhD, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, told Trend May 21."A Moldovan-born Russian speaker, he is popular in Baku and other capitals of their former Soviet Union - a region he understands well," said Cohen.

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

May 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 Patriciu Eurasia Center & Global Energy Center.

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Avoiding Balkan Black Swans

April 20, 2016

The Huffington Post

April 20, 2016

By Ariel Cohen

The Balkans have become a pivotal region in the refugee crisis that is endangering European stability and security. The flood of refugees exceeded 1 million last year, and is unlikely to recede ― despite the agreement reached by the EU with Turkey on March 18, 2016.The mountainous Balkan Peninsula plays a key role.

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Russia Is Not Nine Feet Tall

April 1, 2016

Huffington Post

April 1, 2016

By Ariel Cohen

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 the second nuclear superpower’s policies and capabilities. Can Moscow afford to stay out in the cold, when the leaders of over 50 countries decide most urgent questions of international relations — nuclear security and terrorism —

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Putin’s Weakness Gives Kerry a Strong Hand

March 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 attempt to manipulate perceptions. The Kremlin wants to position itself as a peer of America, open to cooperation against ISIS, but capable of military threats against U.S. allies, such as Ukraine, Turkey and the Syrian opposition.

Newsweek

March 24, 2016

By Ariel Cohen

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Memo to Secretary Kerry: Russia Is Weaker Than You Think

March 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 Syria represent an attempt to manipulate perceptions. The Kremlin wants to position itself as a peer of America, open to cooperation against ISIS, but capable of military threats against US allies, such as Ukraine, Turkey, and the Syrian opposition.

The Atlantic Council

March 23, 2016

By Ariel Cohen

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Dr. Cohen on BBC World News - Syria, Russia

March 4, 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

Why TANAP/TAP a better alternative than Turkish Stream

January 27, 2016

Trend News Agency

January 27, 2016

By Aygun Badalova‍

The Trans Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), being realized within the Southern Gas Corridor project, aimed at the the transportation of the Caspian gas to Europe, provide a better alternative than Russia’s Turkish Stream project, Ariel Cohen, Nonresident Senior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center believes.

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Iranian gas industry to require massive investments to meet European demands

January 26, 2016

Trend News Agency

January 26, 2016

By Elena Kosolapova

The Iranian gas industry will require massive investments to meet European and global demand, Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Ariel Cohen said in his report obtained by Trend.“Only 160 billion cubic meters of gas are produced annually [in Iran], due to technological and financial constraints caused by domestic mismanagement...

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