Stephen F. Cohen

Equating Putin with Adolf Hitler is another example of how our new cold warriors are recklessly damaging U.S. national security in vital areas where Putin’s cooperation is essential.”
Stephen F. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Politics and Russian Studies at Princeton University and Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and History at New York University. He received his BS and MA degrees at Indiana University and his PhD at Columbia University.

Cohen is author of a number of widely acclaimed books on Russia, including Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography; Rethinking the Soviet Experience; Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia; The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin; and most recently, Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War. His new book, Why the Cold War Again?, will be published later this year.

A contributing editor to The Nation magazine, Cohen's articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and other American and international publications. For many years he was an on-air consultant to CBS News, and appears frequently on CNN, PBS and other U.S. and international television and radio broadcasts.

Cohen, who has three children, lives in New York City with his wife Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.