Stephen F. Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics at New York University and Princeton University. A Nation contributing editor, his recent book, Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, is available in paperback from Columbia University Press.
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.
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.