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.”