Dr. Ariel Cohen

L.L.B., Ph.D.

Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert on energy and security policy, with a particular focus on Russia/Eurasia, Eastern and Central Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Cohen also has specific expertise in oil and gas mid-stream technologies, including GTL and LNG. Dr. Cohen is the Principal of International Market Analysis Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm specializing in energy, natural resources, political risk and public affairs. The firm’s practice spans many industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, and media.

Dr. Cohen is a Senior Fellow with the International Tax and Investment Center and Director of the Energy, Growth and Security program. He also serves as a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He is a member of the prestigious Loisach Group at the George Marshall Center in Garmisch, Bavaria, Germany.

Dr. Cohen has authored six books and monographs and has been involved in journalism since 1981, and has published over 900 articles in professional and popular media. A columnist for Forbes, he regularly appears on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, C-SPAN, BBC-TV, Al Jazeera, and all Russian and Ukrainian national TV networks. He is a columnist for FORBES, and the Voice of America weekly commentator.

He is or was a regular columnist for Newsweek, The National Interest, Huffington Post, The Atlanticist, and UPI, and has written numerous guest columns for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and National Review Online. He is widely published in Europe and the Middle East.

Until July 2014, Dr. Cohen was a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cohen conducts White House briefings, and regularly lectures at the request of U.S. Government institutions: the U.S. Department of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Training and Doctrine and Special Forces Commands of the U.S. armed services, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Dr. Cohen frequently testifies before committees of the U.S. Congress, including the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the Helsinki Commission. He also directs high-level conferences on a wide array of topics.

Dr. Cohen is a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations and of the American Council on Germany. He holds a Ph.D. and a Masters of Arts, Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as well as an L.L.B. from the Bar Ilan University School of Law.