Stephen Cohen Rethinks Russia

Stephen Cohen, the author of the just-published Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, recently appeared on Dan Rather Reports. Cohen joined two other prominent Russian scholars to discuss the future of U.S.-Russian relations.

In the clip below, Stephen Cohen argues that Obama should stop the expansion of NATO to help improve relations with Russia and to honor previous promises made by the United States to curb the growth of NATO. A fairly heated exchange ensues in which Ariel Cohen of the Heritage Foundation challenges Stephen Cohen’s argument.

For more on the book, we have posted a chapter, “Gorbachev’s Lost Legacies.”

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