Newsweek March 24, 2016 By Ariel Cohen http://www.newsweek.com/putin-weakness-gives-kerry-strong-hand-440089 In Moscow this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should keep in mind that Russia’s recent military engagements in Ukraine and Syria represent an attempt to manipulate perceptions. The Kremlin wants to position itself as a peer of America, open to cooperation against ISIS, but capable
The Atlantic Council March 23, 2016 By Ariel Cohen http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/memo-to-secretary-kerry-russia-is-weaker-than-you-think When US Secretary of State John Kerry goes to Moscow this week, he should keep in mind that Russia’s recent military engagements in Ukraine and Syria represent an attempt to manipulate perceptions. The Kremlin wants to position itself as a peer of America, open to
Dr. Cohen on BBC World News speaking about US-Russian relations as they are playing out in Syria BBC World News March 4, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a–n8xRIvjc&feature=youtu.be
Trend News Agency January 26, 2016 By Elena Kosolapova The Iranian gas industry will require massive investments to meet European and global demand, Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Ariel Cohen said in his report obtained by Trend. “Only 160 billion cubic meters of gas
Trend News Agency January 27, 2016 By Aygun Badalova The Trans Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), being realized within the Southern Gas Corridor project, aimed at the the transportation of the Caspian gas to Europe, provide a better alternative than Russia’s Turkish Stream project, Ariel Cohen, Nonresident Senior Research Fellow
International Business Times January 12, 2016 By Christopher Harress http://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/world/black-gold-drowns-middle-east-arms-race/ar-CCtElo As Middle East nations look to build up their weaponry amid regional civil wars, that arms race is now at risk of grinding to a halt. The price of oil kept sliding Tuesday, past the point where the oil-based economies in the region are able to balance their budgets.
The Atlantic Council January 5, 2016 By Ariel Cohen http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/saudi-iranian-crisis-china-s-economic-slide-set-the-stage-for-perfect-storm-in-the-oil-market The deepening rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran may have dire consequences for global oil markets because the kingdom’s Eastern Province, where the Shia are in the majority, produces most of its oil. Production would suffer if Iran were to foment unrest among this population.
The National Interest December 3, 2015 By Ariel Cohen http://nationalinterest.org/archives/by/2398 De-escalation is crucial in order to restore focus on the Syrian war itself. As the world’s leaders gathered for the COP 21 climate change summit in Paris, a more immediate and grave threat should have preoccupied their attention. Two regional powers, Russia and Turkey, have
Atlantic Council November 18, 2015 By Dr. Ariel Cohen In Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center Ariel Cohen addresses the urgent need for a European policy on Black Sea energy following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Dr. Cohen on RBK comments on anti-ISIS cooperation between US and Russia November 18, 2015