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Stephen F. Cohen
Stephen F. Cohen

Stephen F. Cohen

Professor of Russian Studies and Politics Emeritus, New York University & Princeton University

Stephen F. Cohen is among the most distinguished scholars of Russia in the United States and is internationally recognized for his academic works on Russian and Soviet political history since 1917. He is professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics at New York University and Princeton University and a contributing editor at The Nation. Also an expert on Russian-American relations, Cohen is the author of several acclaimed books, most recently “Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War.” His forthcoming book is “War With Russia? A Dissenting Narrative — From Putin and Ukraine to Trump and Russiagate.”



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Stephen F. Cohen discusses Iran’s nuclear program and its relation to Russia.

Stephen F. Cohen argues, “Not surprisingly, Trump’s meetings with NATO and Putin are being portrayed as ominous events by Russiagaters.”


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stephen F. Cohen argues, “Since 1997, the world’s perhaps most powerful corporation and lobbyist has created more insecurity than security.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stephen F. Cohen pushes back against NATO expansion.

Stephen F. Cohen discusses the media frenzy surrounding the Helsinki summit.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Stephen F. Cohen argues that the real reason behind the new anti-Russian sanctions effort is “to thwart and even punish President Donald Trump for his policy of ‘cooperation with Russia.’ And Putin too for having met and cooperated with Trump at their Helsinki summit in July.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Stephen F. Cohen argues, “With the new US-Russian Cold War fraught with possibilities of hot war on several fronts, from Ukraine and the Baltic and Black Sea regions to Syria, Trump had a vital national-security duty to meet in the most august way with Putin.”

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Stephen F. Cohen argues, “Cooperation with Moscow remains vital for American national security, but ‘Russiagate’ allegations, now codified in a DNC lawsuit, are making that decades-long pursuit a crime.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Stephen F. Cohen discusses the Helsinki summit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018