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Trump’s first 100 days: the foreign policy report card

The Huffington Post By Ariel Cohen May 8, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5910763de4b046ea176aed40 Many in Washington feared Trump would sell out to Russia. That never happened. Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine are in place. Syria was hit with 59 Tomahawk missiles. Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. To quote Nikki Haley,

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More Solidarity with Ukraine Needed, Say Speakers at the Kyiv Security Forum

The Huffington Post By Dr. Ariel Cohen April 24, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/more-solidarity-with-ukraine-needed-say-speakers-at_us_58fe1931e4b086ce58981363 The Tenth Kyiv Security Forum—an important foreign affairs conference conducted annually by the Open Ukraine Foundation—occurred on April 6-7. Headed by Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his wife Terezia, the conference underscored an important message: the need for the West to stay

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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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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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