He was the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships for his scholarship.
The author of several acclaimed books on Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, including US- Russian relations, he was a frequent contributor to American media, including for many years as a CBS News commentator. Cohen was a member of the Board of the original American Committee on East-West Accord.
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“Why Cold War Again?,” The Nation, April 21, 2014 (updated April 6, 2015)
“Toward A New Detente: Why We Must Return to the US-Russian Parity Principle,” TheNation.com, April 14, 2015