Articles by Stephen F. Cohen



Flawed U.S. Policy Led to This New Cold War

If NATO forces move near Ukraine, Moscow may invade eastern Ukraine. This could be worse than the Cuban Missile Crisis.

How U.S. Media Misrepresent Sochi and Kiev

The degradation of mainstream U.S. press coverage of Russia, a country still vital to U.S. national security, has been underway for many years. If the recent tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles in leading newspapers and magazines — particularly about the Sochi Olympics, Ukraine and, unfailingly, President Vladimir Putin — is an indication, this media malpractice is now pervasive and the new norm.

The Kremlin's Alternative to War in Syria

Obama should not dismiss diplomacy before it is tried and should work closely with Russia to help solve the Syrian crisis.

America's New Cold War With Russia

The U.S. media is particularly guilty of creating a bias against Russia. Its relentless demonization of Putin has displaced serious analysis.

Dishonoring Stalin's Victims and Russian History

Many Western observers believe that President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian regime has in effect banned a Russian edition of a widely acclaimed 2007 book by the British historian Orlando Figes, "The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia."

Time to Rethink Russia

Reassessing Boris Yeltsin