New Atlanticist Aug 10, 2018
The Russo-Georgian War’s lesson: Russia will strike again
By Ariel Cohen
Let the tenth anniversary of the Russo-Georgian conflict serve as a somber warning both to us and to our European allies: Si vis pacem, para bellum -- “if you want peace, prepare for war”.
New Atlanticist Jul 5, 2016
NATO should stand up Black Sea Command before it’s too late
By Ariel Cohen
The Black Sea is a sensitive, vital, and somewhat neglected region that Russia has attempted to dominate since the last quarter of the eighteenth century, when Catherine the Great and Grigory Potemkin controlled its northern shores and occupied Crimea.
New AtlanticistAug 23, 2023
Experts react: What the Prigozhin plane crash reveals about Putin, the Wagner Group’s future, and the war in Ukraine
By Atlantic Council experts
Experts weigh in on what the mercenary leader's apparent death will mean for the Russian state and Wagner's operations abroad.
Dr. Ariel Cohen is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is a recognized authority on international security and energy policy, and leading expert in Russia, Eurasia, and the Middle East.
Cohen is also a senior fellow at the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), where he is managing director of the Energy, Growth, and Security Program (EGS). Dr. Cohen is the Founding Principal of International Market Analysis Ltd, a boutique political risk advisory.
For over 20 years, Cohen served as a senior research fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He directed Heritage’s energy war games and worked closely with members of Congress and Congressional staff members as well as cabinet-level and sub-cabinet domestic and foreign decision-makers.
Cohen is the author of six books, 30 book chapters, and over 1,000 articles. He regularly appears on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, C-SPAN, BBC-TV, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, and all Russian and Ukrainian national TV networks. He was a Contributing Editor for the National Interest and an energy analyst for the Wall Street Journal. Cohen is a regular commentator on Voice of America and Newsweek, as well as a weekly Forbes energy columnist.
He earned his master’s degree and PhD from the Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.