Ariel Cohen

Senior Fellow / Director — Energy, Growth and Security Program

Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned expert on energy policy, Russia/Eurasia, Eastern and Central Europe, and the Middle East. He is a recognized authority on political and security risk management; economic development, investment policy; the rule of law; crime and corruption; market entry strategies; and other aspects of state/business relations.

Dr. Cohen is a Senior Fellow with the International Tax and Investment Center and Director of the Energy, Growth and Security program. He also serves as a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He is a member of the prestigious Loisach Group at the George Marshall Center in Garmisch, Bavaria, Germany.

Dr. Cohen has authored six books and monographs and has been involved in journalism since 1981, and has published over 900 articles in professional and popular media. A columnist for Forbes, he regularly appears on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, C-SPAN, BBC-TV, Al Jazeera, and all Russian and Ukrainian national TV networks. He is a columnist for FORBES, and the Voice of America weekly commentator.

He is or was a regular columnist for Newsweek, The National Interest, Huffington Post, The Atlanticist, and UPI, and has written numerous guest columns for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and National Review Online. He is widely published in Europe and the Middle East.

Until July 2014, Dr. Cohen was a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Cohen conducts White House briefings, and regularly lectures at the request of U.S. Government institutions: the U.S. Department of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Training and Doctrine and Special Forces Commands of the U.S. armed services, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Dr. Cohen frequently testifies before committees of the U.S. Congress, including the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the Helsinki Commission. He also directs high-level conferences on a wide array of topics.

Dr. Cohen is the Founding Principal of International Market Analysis, a boutique advisory firm. The firm’s consulting practice spans many industries, including energy and natural resources, defense, finance, telecommunications, and transportation.

Dr. Cohen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, American Bar Association, and of the American Council on Germany.