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Ariel Cohen

Ariel Cohen, PhD, is Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council and Director, Energy, Growth and Security Program at the International Tax and Investment Center. He is the author of six books and monographs, including Russian Imperialism: Development and Crisis, and over 1,000 articles. He regularly contributes to leading TV channels, including CNN, BBC, FOX, and Bloomberg, and contributes to Forbes, The Hill, NEWSWEEK, and other publications. Dr. Cohen is the Founding Principal of International Market Analysis.

Latest Articles

The Race for Rare Earth Minerals

In today's Eurasian Connectivity episode, host Kamran Bokhari sits down with Dr. Ariel Cohen and China expert Wesley Alexander to discuss their recent report on rare earth minerals in Central Asia and the need for the United States to increase its access to these minerals. The trio discuss China's massive supply of these minerals, the geography of mineral deposits and their implications, and what the U.S. can do to secure them.

Strategic Competition

A New President Could Change Turkmenistan’s Export Prospects

Turkmenistan has elected a new president in the midst of global tumult caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It remains to be seen whether Serdar Berdymukhamedov – son of the current president – will veer from his father’s policies. If he does choose reform and an opening to the West, Turkmenistan could prosper from sending its natural gas exports to a new market just as its exports to Russia face a doubtful future.