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Dr. Cohen Speaks on Bloomberg Markets AM: Putin is Doubling Down on Assad

Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz “Atlantic Council’s Ariel Cohen: Putin is Doubling Down on Assad” April 12, 2017 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2017-04-12/atlantic-council-s-ariel-cohen-putin-is-doubling-down-on-assad GUEST: Ariel Cohen, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the IAGS, on Syria, Russia and how oil plays a factor.

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Dr. Cohen Discusses Strategy in Syria

Polizette “Trump Strike Brings Risk of Entanglement or ‘Red Line’ Moment” By Brendan Kirby April 7, 2017 http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-still-risks-of-red-line-moment-after-syrian-strike/ In deciding on a missile strike against Syria on Thursday, President Donald Trump is still at risk of creating his own “red line” moment, according to foreign policy experts from across the political spectrum. Trump took the

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Dr. Cohen Featured in Article on Yemen

The Washington Diplomat “World Turns Blind Eye to Yemen’s Civil War, Rohingya Refugees and South Sudan’s Famine” By Larry Luxner Updated March 30, 2017 http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15159:world-turns-blind-eye-to-yemens-civil-war-rohingya-refugees-and-south-sudans-famine&catid=1556&Itemid=428 With world headlines focused on North Korea’s nuclear tests, Russia’s ties to the Trump administration and landmark elections in France, it’s easy to forget about three ethnic conflicts that show

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The Russian Military in Ukraine and Syria: Lessons for the United States (Event Video)

The Atlantic Council March 28, 2017 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/webcasts/the-russian-military-in-ukraine-and-syria-lessons-for-the-united-states The recent escalation of military activities in Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine and military power projection in Syria demonstrate massive improvements in Moscow’s military capabilities. Russia is using hybrid warfare and conventional military operations to achieve its geopolitical goals: apply massive pressure against the democratically elected government

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Dr. Cohen Quoted in USA Today

USA Today “Trump’s business network reached alleged Russian mobsters” Oren Dorell 03/28/2017 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/28/trump-business-past-ties-russian-mobsters-organized-crime/98321252/ To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his company and partners repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics — several allegedly connected to organized crime, according to a USA TODAY review of court cases,

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Trump and Merkel Cannot Afford to Fail

The Atlantic Council Ariel Cohen March 15, 2017 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/trump-and-merkel-cannot-afford-to-fail The massive snowstorm that postponed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House is symbolic of the chill in US-German relations. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Merkel’s open borders policy, which has brought over 1,250,000 refugees to Germany since 2015. Merkel has responded

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How to Protect Hawaii from a North Korean Missile Attack

The Huffington Post Ariel Cohen March 10, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-protect-hawaii-from-a-north-korean-missile-attack_us_58c2eaa8e4b0c3276fb78451 Ballistic missile launches by North Korea and Iran are among the first tests being faced by the new Trump Administration – literally, trial by fire. The latest North Korean launches occurred on March 6th, when Pyongyang fired four missiles towards Japan. The Administration’s response will be

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Dr. Cohen Quoted in Article on North Korea

North Korea Could Soon Launch Attach on Hawaii By Natalie Johnson The Washington Free Beacon March 8, 2017 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/north-korea-soon-launch-attack-hawaii/ North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America’s Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade missile defenses in the area. The United

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