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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. 


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A wide-ranging Nation interview with the former Soviet president.

The freeing of the "zeks" confronted Russia with living memories of the Terror.

Overshadowed by the US disaster in Iraq, Moscow's impact on our foreign policy will continue long after that war ends. Why aren't Obama and McCain addressing that?

Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about Moscow's impact on our national security?

After four years of war, complete withdrawal from Iraq is the only way to redeem our nation for the death and destruction it has imposed.

The collapse of the Soviet Union was far from inevitable: A historic opportunity to democratize and marketize Russia by more gradual means was lost--and the people paid the price.

The unfolding conflict over US plans to build missile defense components near post-Soviet Russia, in Poland and the Czech Republic, is the latest proof of the way US-Russian relations are deteriorating into a new cold war.

The most important event of the late twentieth century began twenty
years ago this month.


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