Stephen F. Cohen

Contributing Editor

Stephen F. Cohen is a professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University. A Nation contributing editor, his most recent book, War With Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate, is available in paperback and in an ebook edition. His weekly conversations with the host of The John Batchelor Show, now in their seventh year, are available at

Are We Safer? Are We Safer?

The Bush Administration and its cheerleaders in the media are claiming that the "remarkable success" of the US war in Iraq proves its opponents were "spectacularly wrong"--even...

Apr 17, 2003 / Editorial / Stephen F. Cohen

Endangering US Security Endangering US Security

Barely six months after Russian President Vladimir Putin became the Bush Administration's most valuable ally in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, the promise of a historic...

Mar 28, 2002 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen

Second Chance With Russia Second Chance With Russia

The monstrous events of September 11 have given the United States a second historic chance, after the squandered opportunity of the 1990s, to establish a truly cooperative relatio...

Nov 9, 2001 / Editorial / Stephen F. Cohen

Russian Nuclear Roulette Russian Nuclear Roulette

A baccalaureate should be an occasion to celebrate the present and express optimism about the future, but I must come to you today with very bad news about Russia, my subject of s...

Jun 7, 2001 / Feature / Stephen F. Cohen

‘Degrading’ America ‘Degrading’ America

It is imperative to focus on the essential reason Americans must unequivocally oppose the US-led NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

May 6, 1999 / Editorial / Stephen F. Cohen

Help Russia Help Russia

A fateful crossroads in American-Russian relations is being obscured by Bill Clinton's impeachment and war against Iraq.

Dec 24, 1998 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen