Stephen F. Cohen

New York University

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Stephen Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia and Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War

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You'd never know it from this year's campaign, but Russia and NATO are engaged in the biggest military buildup since the Cold War.

In Eastern Europe, saber rattling — or risky escalation?

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The  Olympic flame  is still burning brightly in Sochi. If all goes well over the weekend, Vladimir Putin will have staged the showcase he promised.

As the Olympics Wind Down, Is a New Cold War Heating Up?

The Olympic flame is still burning brightly in Sochi. If all goes well over the weekend, Vladimir Putin will have staged the showcase he promised.

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Russian authorities did not clamp down on massive protests in all that country's nine time zones over the weekend, despite repeated shouts of Vladimir "Putin is a thief" and "Russia…

Has the 'Arab Spring' Come to the Russian Winter?

Russian authorities did not clamp down on massive protests in all that country's nine time zones over the weekend, despite repeated shouts of Vladimir "Putin is a thief" and "Russia…

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