Europe

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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Russia's Quarrel With Turkey Is Distracting—and Dangerous

December 3, 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 leaders gathered for the COP 21 climate change summit in Paris, a more immediate and grave threat should have preoccupied their attention. Two regional powers, Russia and Turkey, have come to blows for the first time since the end of the Cold War.

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

November 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 the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center Ariel Cohen addresses the urgent need for a European policy on Black Sea energy following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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A 'Cold War 2.0' playing out in the Middle East

November 3, 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 2.0" against Russia in places such as Ukraine, the Baltic states, and Syria as President Vladimir Putin’s government tries to establish an external security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean.

‍Jerusalem Post

November 3, 2015

By Ariel Ben Solomon

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Dr. Cohen on elections in Azerbaijan (Video)

November 2, 2015

i24 News Azerbaijan

November 2, 2015

Trial by turbulence in Turkey

October 30, 2015

As the maelstrom of mayhem in the Middle East – from Benghazi to Baghdad and from Tripoli to Tikrit – expands, Turkey, a pillar of U.S. Middle East policy, is facing tough tests from without and within. Sunni-Shi’a strife combined with the rise of ISIS is erasing the post-World War I borders in the Levant, driving a flow of millions of refugees into Europe.

The Hill

October 30, 2015

By Ariel Cohen

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Ariel Cohen: Georgia Could Become an Energy Exporter

October 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 Resources over discovery of an estimated 3.8 trillion cubic meters of gas in the Georgian region of Kakheti early this month.To give a qualified analysis around the topic, Georgia Today exclusively interviewed Dr. Ariel Cohen.

Georgia Today

October 29, 2015

By Zviad Adzinbaia

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

September 14, 2015

TRT World September 14, 2015

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

September 8, 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 such adventures cannot be sustained indefinitely. Russia simply does not have the money and human resources to do so in view of low oil prices and birth rates. It will find itself increasingly isolated if it supports Syria’s Assad regime and separatists in the Donbas.

The Atlantic Council

September 8, 2015

By Ariel Cohen

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