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Stephen F. Cohen

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Stephen F. Cohen

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Stephen F. Cohen is a professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University. His Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War and his The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin are now in paperback. 


News and Features

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

The Weekly Standard's assault on my article is a quintessential example of cold-war thinking and debased discourse.

Putin-bashing on the left and the right must stop in the interest of US national security.

Now we know: a diplomatic solution is possible.

From his release from a Gulag in 1953 to his death in Moscow this week, Anton had one mission: ‘To unmask Stalin, his henchmen and their heirs.’

The president should stem growing tensions with Russia to earn its cooperation in combating terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

Obama, Congress and the media continue their dangerous, one-dimensional approach.

The anti-Russia bill violates the rule of law, contradicts American values and undermines US national security.

Obama’s “reset” of relations was in trouble a year ago. Now, with the conflict over Syria, things have only gotten worse.


Stephen F. Cohen went on CNN to talk about the opportunity Putin is giving the USA.