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The Global Take | Post-VP Debate

October 9, 2020

In this video series, Dr. Ariel Cohen discusses current events happening around the world. The discussion in this video will focus on the recent Vice-Presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris.

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The Global Take | Tik Tok, Belarus, & Navalny

September 25, 2020

In this video series, Dr. Ariel Cohen discusses current events happening around the world. The discussion in this video will focus on possible Tik Tok sanctions, the events in Belarus, & the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Thank you for watching and be sure to subscribe for more updates on currents events happening around the world.

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Strategic Vacuums Resulting from U.S. Retreat

September 17, 2020

Geopolitics – like nature – abhors a vacuum. History is replete with examples that demonstrate how the rapid depressurization of a power pulling out from a region too quickly or too soon can lead to instability in the form of civil wars, military coups, or genocide. U.S. disengagement from key areas of Eurasia would create a strategic vacuum portending systemic and regional instability that would undermine the post-World War II international architecture. Join us for a discussion on how opportunist contenders for great power status, such as Russia and China, or even intermediate powers such as Turkey and Iran, will exploit a U.S. retreat as a strategic opportunity to bolster themselves.

Thursday, Sep. 17 @ 11am EST

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Dr. Cohen's discusses U.S. - Russian relations on a leading Russian talk show, prime time Rossiya TV Channel

December 15, 2017

Dr. Cohen on BBC News: Trump in China

November 9, 2017

The Russian Military in Ukraine and Syria: Lessons for the United States (Event Video)

March 28, 2017

The Atlantic Council. March 28, 2017

The recent escalation of military activities in Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine and military power projection in Syria demonstrate massive improvements in Moscow’s military capabilities. Russia is using hybrid warfare and conventional military operations to achieve its geopolitical goals.

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Dr. Cohen on Russia 1 Show 60 Minutes Discussing House Intelligence Committee’s Russia Hearing

March 23, 2017

60 Minutes (60 Минут)Russia (Россия 1)

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

March 20, 2017

BBC March 20, 2017

Dr. Cohen Speaks on Syrian Conflict on DOC TV

March 3, 2017

DOC TV

March 3, 2017

Dr. Cohen on Kazakhstan's Role in Syria

January 21, 2017

Telekanal Khabar"А.Коэн: Казахстан стал центральным игроком в процессе урегулирования ситуации в Сирии"

January 21, 2017

Dr. Cohen's Show on ETV

January 18, 2017

ETV“Реальная политика с Ариэлем Коэном”

January 18, 2017

Dr. Cohen Speaking on US Response to Russia on Fox News

December 30, 2016

Fox NewsUS Response to Russia: Too Little Too Late?

December 30, 2016

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Dr. Cohen on CNN

October 26, 2016

CNN

October 26, 2016

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

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Dr. Ariel Cohen on Russian TV channel TVC

February 27, 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.

Dr. Cohen on elections in Azerbaijan (Video)

November 2, 2015

i24 News Azerbaijan

November 2, 2015

Iran Nuclear Agreement (VIDEO)

September 4, 2015

Iran Nuclear Agreement C-SPAN

September 4, 2015

Panelists talked about the strengths and weaknesses of the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Glenn Beck Interviews Dr. Ariel Cohen (Video)

January 15, 2015

Ariel talks on Sky News

Fallout of the G7 August 2019

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To Deter Russia, Hit Them Where It Hurts

April 27, 2021

On Thursday April 15, President Biden imposed long-awaited sanctions on Russia, blaming the Kremlin for the SolarWinds hack that breached U.S. government agencies and American companies. The sanctions are aimed at Russia's disinformation efforts and the occupation of Crimea, along with its recent military buildup and exercises on the Ukraine border. Ten Russian diplomats were expelled as a result.

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China-Iran $400 Billion Accord: A Power Shift Threatens Western Energy

April 5, 2021

March 27 saw the culmination of a half-decade of negotiations between Beijing and Tehran, with foreign ministers meeting to sign a twenty-five-year $400 billion strategic and economic partnership. The specifics of the agreement are largely in line with China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), spending billions in infrastructure investment with an eye on long term influence and economic and security hegemony. Major sectors include oil, gas, petrochemical, renewables, nuclear power, and energy infrastructure. The draft agreement also covered the high-tech and military cooperation, as well as port construction to facilitate Iran’s integration in China’s Belt and Road trade routes.

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Iranian-Backed Houthis Strike Saudi Oil Facility

March 8, 2021

On Sunday March 7, Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked an Aramco oil facility in Ras Tanura, a major port on Saudi Arabia’s Persian Gulf Coast. Brigadier General. Yahya Sarea, a spokesman for the rebel group, said in a televised statement that ballistic missiles and drones hit the oil facility and one of its largest refineries, along with military positions in nearby Dammam. Sarea said the attack was part of the Houthis’ “natural right” as a response to the “aggression and total siege of our dear country” by the Saudis.

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Iran Accused Of Eco-Terrorism As Oil Spill Washes Up On Israeli Beaches

March 4, 2021

The Israeli government is accusing Iran of environmental terrorism over the historic oil disaster unfolding along its Mediterranean coast line. At this point, nearly 100 tons of tar and contaminated material have been scraped off the country’s shores since cleanup efforts began on the 21st of February. In the ensuing investigation the original culprit has since been identified by authorities as a pirate-owned Libyan oil tanker carrying stolen cargo from Iran to Syria.

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Mystery Israeli Oil Spill Leads To Multimillion Dollar Clean-Up

February 26, 2021

A massive oil spill off the coast of Israel is being called the worst ecological disasters in the Mediterranean country’s history. The cause and full extent of the damage is still unknown, but Israeli authorities are investigating. Several tankers are under suspicion.

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Texas Energy Crisis Is An Epic Resilience And Leadership Failure

February 19, 2021

Let’s not mince words – the energy crisis in Texas is an unmitigated disaster on all fronts. Some 4.4 million people have been without power, heat, and running water for days and lack of the state grid’s preparation is to blame. Texas loves to brag about its energy independence and self-reliant electrical grid. But the events of the past week underscore that America’s largest energy producer is not as energy secure as once thought. About 90% of the Lone Star State is powered by a Texas-only power grid, but the current events strongly suggest that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) should join a regional transmission organization to meet energy demands.

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Biden May Kill A Quarter Of U.S. Oil And Gas Production

January 27, 2021

President Biden is expected to announce a moratorium on future oil and gas drilling permits today, Wednesday January 27, fulfilling in part his campaign pledge to end drilling on federal lands and the continental shelf. The move, which has long been anticipated by the O&G industry, comes on the heels of a January 20th order signed by Acting Secretary of the Interior Scott de la Vega mandating a 60-day restriction for new onshore and offshore fossil fuel leases. Should the Senate confirm Deb Haaland as the Secretary of Interior, the order might be extended further or even made permanent, though Republicans will doubtless try to ally with pro-business Democrats in opposing such a move.

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Bill Gates-Backed Climate Solution Gains Traction, But Concerns Linger

January 11, 2021

Microsoft’s billionaire founder Bill Gates is financially backing the development of sun-dimming technology that would potentially reflect sunlight out of Earth’s atmosphere, triggering a global cooling effect. The Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), launched by Harvard University scientists, aims to examine this solution by spraying non-toxic calcium carbonate (CaCO3) dust into the atmosphere — a sun-reflecting aerosol that may offset the effects of global warming.

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The Qatar—Saudi Agreement at First Glance: Everybody Wins

January 5, 2021

Middle East watchers have long expected the Qatari-Saudi normalization agreement, as Washington wanted its allies to reconcile, even as Doha stonewalled the attempts by Ar-Ryyyadh to accept the Thirteen Demands the coalition of four Arab states presented the gas-rich emirate in 2017. Then, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain demanded that Qatar curb diplomatic relations with Iran, stop military cooperation with Iran, and expel the members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard from the emirate.

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The Global Take | Post-VP Debate

October 9, 2020

In this video series, Dr. Ariel Cohen discusses current events happening around the world. The discussion in this video will focus on the recent Vice-Presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris.

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Chevron Dethrones Exxon As America’s Most Valuable Oil Company

October 8, 2020

The U.S. oil sector witnessed a historic day yesterday, as ExxonMobil fell behind its breakaway sister Chevron in market capitalization with $141.6 billion versus $142 billion at NYSE closing, making it America’s most valuable oil company. This is the first time since the breakup of Rockefeller's Standard Oil in 1911 that Chevron surpassed Exxon in market cap. The reshuffling comes at an unprecedented time for the global oil market, which has been battered by economic lockdowns and an oil price war in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But the real story here is not so much one of Chevron’s rise, but rather Exxon’s decline.

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Armenia y Azerbaiyán “al borde de la guerra”: la Guerra del Alto Karabaj, el conflicto que dividió para siempre las dos naciones y que sigue vigente más de 30 años después

October 3, 2020

Una guerra que nunca ha terminado vive su capítulo más sangriento desde la última gran tregua.

A más de 30 años del inicio del conflicto del Alto Karabaj (o Nagorno Karabaj), Armenia y Azerbaiyán cruzan otra vez disparos y misiles y dejan muertos y heridos en una de las zonas de mayor tensión del planeta.

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Strategic Vacuums Resulting from U.S. Retreat

September 17, 2020

Geopolitics – like nature – abhors a vacuum. History is replete with examples that demonstrate how the rapid depressurization of a power pulling out from a region too quickly or too soon can lead to instability in the form of civil wars, military coups, or genocide. U.S. disengagement from key areas of Eurasia would create a strategic vacuum portending systemic and regional instability that would undermine the post-World War II international architecture. Join us for a discussion on how opportunist contenders for great power status, such as Russia and China, or even intermediate powers such as Turkey and Iran, will exploit a U.S. retreat as a strategic opportunity to bolster themselves.

Thursday, Sep. 17 @ 11am EST

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Poland urges Germany to stop Nord Stream 2

September 10, 2020

As the Navalny case respins the geopolitical kaleidoscope, Poland is pushing Germany to scrap Nord Stream 2. DW looks at Berlin's options for the costly, controversial and delayed gas pipeline.

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China holds the cards in US-EU poker

July 15, 2020

Energy’s geopolitical and geo-economic importance means it is always at risk of becoming a pawn in wider strategic conflict. The standoff between Beijing, Washington and much of Europe—complicated by China’s ongoing crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong—is no different

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