April 22, 2009 | Ariel Cohen
There are voices in the Obama Administration who believe that the Kremlin is able and willing to exert pressure on Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons. However, perceived geopolitical and economic benefits in the unstable Persian Gulf, in which American influence is on the wane, outweigh Russia's concerns about a nuclear-armed Iran. The Kremlin sees Iran not as a threat but as a partner or an ad-hoc ally to challenge U.S. influence.
August 15, 2008 | Ariel Cohen
Russia’s long-term strategic goals include increasing its control of the Caucasus, especially over strategic energy pipelines. Russian continental power is on the rise. Israel should understand it and not provoke Moscow unnecessarily, while defending its own national security interests staunchly. Small states need to treat nuclear armed great powers with respect.
October 23, 2007 | Ariel Cohen
August 9, 2007 | Ariel Cohen