Talk:Stephen F. Cohen

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This article reads like it was written by Cohen's mother. I placed "the foremost" in front of "scholar" with "a". There are many Russian scholars in the world-- the U.S. Secretary of State, to name one. Cohen's writing style is flamboyant. In Russian, it could be described as "styob" or "стёб." The claim that Cohen is a "close personal friend" of Gorbachev seems doubtful. This should be changed to "is a very deep admirer."

I agree. And perhaps this word "Publicy" should be "Publicity", I'm not sure though, but I do think it's a typo. I won't edit it, just to be sure. Эйрон Кинни (t) 10:48, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
I second that he is no "close personal friend". I just saw "professor" Cohen in an interview on CNN on March 6th 2014. I'm terribly sorry, but I highly doubt this man has any idea concerning Russia. He actually stated that Nato in 1991 moved it's troops from Berlin to the Russian border at Poland, thus 'forcing' Putin to invade the Ukraine. That man knows next to nothing and definitely not enough to be a friend of a former Russian president! He obviously doesn't even know that Poland is it's on state, part of the European Union and nowhere near the border of Russia. And apparently doesn't know that Russia has it's most important military naval base in the Ukraine and has had it there for longer than the US exists. Or that the most important Russian gas pipeline crosses the Ukraine and that Russia just invested billions of dollars into oil and gas projects in the region with the US doing just the same.

If this person actually was a "close friend" of anybody in Russia or even in Europe he wouldn't walk around telling such complete nonsense in front of TV cameras on CNN. Is this guy really typical for the type of knowledge the US has concerning Europe and Russia? Because that would explain a few things. 78.54.185.33 (talk) 12:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Cohen also has two children from his first marriage to singer Lynn Blair Cohen —Preceding unsigned comment added by Psychlist (talkcontribs) 20:42, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

Has anyone seen the CNN debate that aired on November 16, 2008? The debate was with Nicolas Burns and Cohens' arguments were impressive. If someone could write on this I would value it very much.Mike Babic (talk) 18:31, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Maybe not written by his mother, but by an admiring grad student. I cut the unfunny story about golf, which was unsupported. Also flagged the "guess who he knows" as needing citation. Martindo (talk) 12:40, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

uncited and disputed[edit]

This content has been complained about at the blpnoticeboard so I havbe looked at it , done a goole search and decided it looks a bit perhaps false = a medal withj his own picture on it" ? Please cite and replace if you are able - Youreallycan 09:23, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


In 2012 Cohen was nominated for an award for the World's Most Influential Interviewee for his well thought-out arguments and his well practiced hand gestures, providing many historians globally with note worthy "sound bites". Due to Cohen's exquisite taste for modern art, which is often on display behind him as he informs the world of Russian history, he was greatly praised all around the globe, thus resulting in various emerging groups naming themselves 'the Cohenists'. Furthermore, Cohen's quote when talking about war in the Russian countryside in the initial years of the 1920's "You hit them with one fist (swift movement with right hand)... and then hit them with the other fist (again, a swift movement with his left hand)... But, isn't that a form of class warfare?" earned him the highest form of praised which was given to him in the form of a golden medal with his face engraved in it.[citation needed]

Can somebody explain how the above contribution got here without a signature or an IP address? ---Dagme (talk) 03:18, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

disputed book content[edit]

I also can't find this book and the isbn is not correct = please cite and replace = imo it is part of the above post and could well be false = Youreallycan 09:40, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

  • How to give Interesting Interviews in Old Documentries: A study of the effectivness of hand gestures and background Modern Art in dictating your opinion, 2001, ISBN 9780195088889 Pub. 2001 by by Oxford University Press
I'm pretty sure this is satire/hoax material, perhaps by a very bored student. I don't think there will be a cite. JFHJr () 02:10, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

NATO's eastward expansion[edit]

There was no NATO's expansion. We Eastern Europeans forced NATO to accept us.Xx236 (talk) 14:32, 20 March 2015 (UTC)