Book Talk with Stephen Cohen: War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
NYU Silver Center for Arts & Science, Room 405 (100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003)

Please join us for a book talk with Stephen F. CohenProfessor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University and Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and History at New York University. Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, will serve as discussant.

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This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series and is co-sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

In his new book, Stephen Cohen argues that America is in a new Cold War with Russia even more dangerous than the one the world barely survived in the twentieth century. The Soviet Union is gone, but the two nuclear superpowers are again locked in political and military confrontations, now from Ukraine to Syria. All of this, contends Cohen, is exacerbated by Washington’s war-like demonizing of the Kremlin leadership and by Russiagate’s unprecedented allegations. According to Cohen, U.S. mainstream media accounts are highly selective and seriously misleading. American “disinformation,” not only Russian, is a growing peril.

Stephen F. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, where for many years he was also director of the Russian Studies Program, and Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and History at New York University. His other books include Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography; Rethinking the Soviet Experience; Sovieticus; Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia; and Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives. Cohen is married to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, where he is a contributing editor.