Stephen F. Cohen is a professor emeritus at New York University and Princteon 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.
Obama’s “reset” of relations was in trouble a year ago. Now, with the conflict over Syria, things have only gotten worse.
A book by the famous British historian was not published in Russia because the Moscow publisher discovered too many errors and misrepresentations—not, as Figes suggested, for political reasons.
The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.
Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, the relationship features more elements of cold-war conflict than of stable cooperation.
Twenty years later, questions endure about how and why the nation abruptly dissolved.
I may have been delusional about my golf game, but not about Frank Beard's.
Obama’s celebrated “reset” of US-Russia relations is limited and unstable. A fundamental transformation requires bold leadership and a full rethinking of Washington’s triumphalist attitudes.
A wide-ranging Nation interview with the former Soviet president.
The freeing of the "zeks" confronted Russia with living memories of the Terror.