Stephen F. Cohen: The Ukrainian Crisis - It's not All Putin's Fault (Recorded in 2015)

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Commonwealth Club of California

Commonwealth Club of California

7 жыл бұрын

Why Cold War Again?
Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Russian Studies and Politics, New York University and Princeton University; Contributing Editor, The Nation
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club
The consensus view in Washington and in the U.S. mainstream media is that the Ukrainian crisis, which some have called the worst international crisis of our time, is due solely to Russian aggression under President Vladimir Putin. Stephen F. Cohen’s view, on the other hand, is that U.S. policy since the 1990s is largely responsible, and that unless this is acknowledged at least in part by Washington, no successful negotiated end to the crisis will be possible.
Professor Cohen’s Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War and his The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin are now in paperback. Come hear the provocative views of this influential and noted Russian scholar.

Adam Montserrat
Adam Montserrat 11 ай бұрын
Rest in peace, Stephen F. Cohen. He died in 2020. If only he still lives to see what happens today...
thesilkpainter Ай бұрын
If you wanted him to rest in peace surely you wouldn't wish for him to see this now.
rrbimmer Ай бұрын
I thnk that all the time. I followed him for years, and he is right!
Philip Angelo
Philip Angelo 4 ай бұрын
@georgio jansen I know what you're saying too and your wrong.
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 4 ай бұрын
"He died in 2020. If only he still lives to see what happens today..." Judging from his fellow Prof Marshmallow (I can't resist, sorry) ... he would double and triple down explaining how Ukrainians are being guilty themselves of having the temerity to install toilet seats in their house only to tempt the angelic Russian to rip them and sent to the places in Siberia without running water ...
Prof E
Prof E 6 ай бұрын
Such a great man. We definitely need him now.
Isabella Jones
Isabella Jones 11 ай бұрын
We miss him, badly. Now, more than ever, the world needs this balanced and intelligent kind man. RIP.
wally 6 ай бұрын
One of the very small group of the most honest, accurate, articulate scholars re Russia...and the Soviet Union before that. I often go to the internet or Stephen's books he wrote...listening & reading his words. I miss him terribly, he such a rare individual and from all I know of, he is a fine human being and there are almost no one near his knowledge or his wonderful way of communicating. Knowledge is accumulated and recalled more...and better...when we have a man who speaks the way he does; I listen to him for hours, he never wastes words. A Russian interviewer, Sophia Sheverdnedze (?) said she loved it when Stephen came and she got to interview him. Sophie on the video interviews (I know) had chemistry with him on the time spent, she'd light up with that beautiful smile she has been blessed with. I dislike it when we use the great, the good giants...and Stephen is still our fine, fine giant for truth and goodness. Oh, to have more of his kind, to have his sort in our foreign affairs. I think it'd be like a miracle. The U.S. is so far gone.
Magomed K.
Magomed K. 11 ай бұрын
I’m just astonished by his geopolitical knowledge, deep understanding of foreign policy, Russia, its history, Ukraine. He speaks clearly and thinks very rationally. I definitely want to read his stuff.
Magomed K.
Magomed K. 11 ай бұрын
@Saelind thanks for the advice, I’ve just started his latest book “war with Russia”.
Saelind 11 ай бұрын
Read his book "War with Russia?" Also, "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives", and "Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution". The latter not related with the current conflict but a good book and very interesting read, regarding one of the most important political figures of the USSR until late 30's, which is not much talked in the west.
Joseph Vahidi
Joseph Vahidi 5 ай бұрын
Professor Cohen said it all. It's on us to do more research through independents sources
Traiano Wellcome
Traiano Wellcome Жыл бұрын
The young have forgotten and the old have died. RIP Prof. Cohen.
Frost Flower
Frost Flower 4 ай бұрын
Except for Biden.
Ganesh Gunaji
Ganesh Gunaji 7 ай бұрын
And we shall soon repeat their mistakes, sadly.
Vova Keep
Vova Keep 10 ай бұрын
@Luke Chilton Okay, let me explain the situation in simple terms... In the west of Ukraine, Nazism and Russophobia are very dominant. The descendants of Bandera veterans who fought on the side of Hitler against the USSR live there. During the coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014 (the so-called Maidan), the oligarchic government (current) suppressed the opposition (anti-Maidanists) with the hands of the Nazis. Many left oppositionists were shot and imprisoned for many years. In 2014, the Nazis burned several dozen people alive in the Odessa House of Trade Unions. The boys Zhudov and Sharov were shot from the windows of the nationalist "Prosvita" on Rymarskaya in Kharkov. And much more. The new government of Ukraine armed the Nazis from Western Ukraine and sent them to the Donbass (Eastern Ukraine), where there are many ethnic Russians and anti-Maidanists. First of all, Ukrainians shot civilians from tanks (it was May 9 - Victory Day over Nazi Germany - the main holiday in Russia). The armed forces of Ukraine bombed the civilian population (its own citizens, ethnic Russians and anti-Maidanists) with the help of aviation. Ukrainian Nazis killed, raped and executed civilians, drove them into the basements of their houses. In response, Russia sent its troops there and rebuffed them for several years in a row. Many refugees fled to Russia after the Ukrainian genocide. Gradually, patience snapped, and Russia decided to conduct a full-scale operation to suppress Nazism once and for all. Today, the Azov battalion has been holding hostages at the Azovstal plant for more than a week, but the West is presenting it as if the civilian population was hiding from the Russians at this plant. Why didn't the Russians kill them along with the civilian population? Don't you think this is strange? Civilians are hostages of the Nazis. Prior to this, the Nazis hid in residential areas and deployed multiple launch rocket systems right outside residential buildings, they always used civilians as human shields.
Melina Munk Kirkegaard
Melina Munk Kirkegaard 11 ай бұрын
RIP professor Cohen, what an honerable human being bringing deep knowledge and wisdom, brilliant performance.
Raymeester 9 ай бұрын
He tried. He really tried.
Munguci D. Etriga
Munguci D. Etriga 10 ай бұрын
Steve F. Cohen was and is brutally spot on: yesterday, today and tomorrow. RIP.
Hanh Chu
Hanh Chu 8 ай бұрын
The worms had a feast: eating all and every words of Cohen's utters:
AR Frances
AR Frances 11 ай бұрын
Prophetic. He speaks so clearly if only people would listen or would have listened.
Frost Flower
Frost Flower 4 ай бұрын
Wow and this was in 2015 before he died. :( He even said that NATO died in Eastern Ukraine. This man deserves to live a long time. May he rest in peace. 🙏
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 10 ай бұрын
@Alex Wolf Russian as a word did not exist 300 years ago. Rus was NOT Russian. Neither Ruthenian. When Kyiv was a city Moscow was a birch forest. Crimea belonged to Tatars and before then to Greeks, Goths and who knows what but NOT Slavs. Albanians are one if not the oldest people of Europe.
Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf 10 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis Ukraine, Ukranian state, Ukraine as a country exists only since 1917. Beside Albania you're probably one of the youngest western experiments in modern europe. Ukranians are an invented people, there is no such thing hystoricaly! Just as Albanians. The first Kiev state was made by eastern Slavs. It was called the Kiev Rus. And the area now under Russian control in east ukraine was only ever Russian and nothing else. Donetsk Lugansk and Krimea was always russian, slav, and russian orthodox. Not Ukranian orthodox :))) That's also an modern experiment. Look up "Slavo Serbia" if you're gonna quote me 18th century history. Also, just because some catholics took you under their wing in the 18th century doesn't make you a country nore state nore more catholic nore more western as you would like :) bye bye!
Lunatica Iri
Lunatica Iri 11 ай бұрын
This should be heard by everyone today. Great talk, so actual! 👏
IreneMGonzalez 11 ай бұрын
I so wish Prof. Cohen was still with us, sharing his knowledge on this global crisis.
Michael Novak
Michael Novak 10 ай бұрын
@paladro America created the Ukraine problem so it has sla excuse to spend money
Path 11 ай бұрын
Those are the notes I took from the video that I agreed with.
Path 11 ай бұрын
@Luke Chilton 1) This is about political control of Ukraine. Period. 2) Ukraine must not be divided & must be a neutral buffer state. 3) Russia will be a valuable ally against CCP & shouldn't be alienated. 4) Ukraine's government must respect minority languages & allow some regional autonomy.
Luke Chilton
Luke Chilton 11 ай бұрын
@Path This decision to move to closer ties with Russia came after the poisoning of the prior president who was anti-Russian and only won (during the orange revolution) after a third party vote counter and revoting took place.
Dojocho 10 ай бұрын
The feeling you have when you find truth...priceless
Tasha Lorm
Tasha Lorm 10 ай бұрын
You realize he has done it before he deceased in 2020 (RIP Dr. COhen)
Love Rov
Love Rov Жыл бұрын
So important to listen to this. Especially in times like these! Listen to that man! May he rest in peace!
1LaOriental 9 күн бұрын
Noam Chomsky wrote Manufacturing Consent for a reason…
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 10 ай бұрын
@Mike o' Glen That too 🙂
Mike o' Glen
Mike o' Glen 10 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis Ah ha! So you are Polish?
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 10 ай бұрын
@Alex Wolf Слава Україні і ганьба Росії !!!
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 10 ай бұрын
@Mike o' Glen It was not work when I belonged to "organization". It was a calling. The name was Solidarność.
stephane laub
stephane laub 11 ай бұрын
Impeccable. Lucide, cultivé et d'une grande intelligence. Malheureusement, je doute que l'histoire humaine continue dans ce sens.... Merci, et repose en paix prof Cohen
nahum habte
nahum habte Жыл бұрын
Its amazing how everything he said was so on point. I am glad i heard him talk back in 2015, it makes it very easy to see through the propaganda
R K 11 ай бұрын
Same here. I followed the issue properly back in 2014 and can easily see through the tremendous western propaganda now.
Frank Garofalo
Frank Garofalo 11 ай бұрын
I had the honor of attending this lecture.. What a wonderful combination of intelligence and the ability to convey his message in such lucid and plain spoken terms. He could see far ahead in 2015 what our leaders can’t see now. R.I.P.
John Grant
John Grant 7 ай бұрын
You said it.
Frank Garofalo
Frank Garofalo 11 ай бұрын
@S J Tulsi Gabbard The Grey Zone
S J 11 ай бұрын
What do you think now? Who is among him that has similar stance and understanding, cause there seems to be none other than John Mearshiemer.
Noob Streamer
Noob Streamer 11 ай бұрын
All respect to Stephen F. Cohen this need to be shared everywhere in this day!
What Do You Think...?
What Do You Think...? 28 күн бұрын
Dear Fellow Americans, Please donate your tax refunds to Ukraine. Attention: Azov Battalion
sdlkfjh asiodf
sdlkfjh asiodf 4 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis why do you speak so pompously? What do you want to proof keyboardwarrior? If you want to destroy anyone go to the battlefield.
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 4 ай бұрын
@sdlkfjh asiodf I am partial to my kin being killed, what do you think? That all that is just a mental exercise?
sdlkfjh asiodf
sdlkfjh asiodf 4 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis what do you mean by that??
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 4 ай бұрын
@sdlkfjh asiodf ... Nov 15th: ... and now I can see even more clearly whom I should destroy ...
wally 6 ай бұрын
I miss Mr. Cohen very, very much. He is one of the most articulate, honest and effective authorities on Russia and much else. We still have his audio/video material that is very good...and his books, his interviews. Oh, that we had many more like him, esp. now.
Elena W
Elena W 11 ай бұрын
This rings 100% true today. He was my favorite Western scholar on Russia by far!!!
Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf 10 ай бұрын
@N T He's a Ukranian Zelensky boy that's why :)
Petr Zubets
Petr Zubets 11 ай бұрын
@N T he is a troll himself, don't mind
N T 11 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis why being so angry
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 11 ай бұрын
Really ... trolling, trolling, trolling ...
Harry Leimgruber
Harry Leimgruber 11 ай бұрын
one of the best speeches, underlined with great knowledge and details!
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson 10 ай бұрын
EVERYTHING Cohen said has become a reality.
Taka_JP 11 ай бұрын
I see our world walk towards the nuclear crisis day by day. We all watched what Professor Cohen tried to tell us. We cannot rewind the clock, so we have to take another action, which, I believe is not to pour more weapons into the battlefield.
Congo-Kinshasa 11 ай бұрын
Professor Stephen Cohen, thank you very much for your lecturing. It is the best I have ever heard lately from US.
Tarhunta 9 ай бұрын
Finally, a voice of reason.
Joscelin Trouwborst
Joscelin Trouwborst 11 ай бұрын
Wow, one of the best talks I have been listening to since the confrontation has turned hot in Ukraine. It describes very well that if one labels the other as enemy and treat it like that, it will become that enemy eventually. It seems to me that this already backfires to us as western developed states and poor developing states more than it affects the other. Moreover, the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world cannot be stopped. If we keep opposing instead of embracing it, it will be to our own peril.
spkz0r 8 ай бұрын
@E_x_c_u_b_i_t_o_r_e JiYsB Yeah, Russia was the heroes in Syria for sure. Bombing civilians, gassing them and having Wagner torture and execute deserters on video. 100% hero material! (ohwait, this is sarcasm)
M C 10 ай бұрын
@Mollie Stanton yes , elections
Mollie Stanton
Mollie Stanton 10 ай бұрын
@M C the US has been instrumental in the leadership of Ukraine.
ANGEL 10 ай бұрын
Russiagate now. They need to make PEACE.
M ADAR 9 ай бұрын
What Cohen said on 1.07.01 in 2015- and since what had happend today; this guy had deep inisght; bless him
Rubber Stamp King
Rubber Stamp King 10 ай бұрын
RIP Prof. Cohen. I think you saw what was coming and what we are witnessing now.
Athena Koios
Athena Koios 9 ай бұрын
What a wonderful conversation. Thank you
TheRantingRooster 11 ай бұрын
Such a sane voice of reason. We lack this today.
john smith
john smith 10 ай бұрын
This guy tells the truth
Arash 11 ай бұрын
What a cleaver, honest, pragmatic honest man. Thank you sir!
TheEmmef 5 ай бұрын
What a modest, relaxed and thoughtful experience. I miss that!
Chris Eworko
Chris Eworko 11 ай бұрын
Thanks so much Proff Stephen for your well explained interview. That's real issues. Thanks again
ali reid
ali reid 11 ай бұрын
Congrats to all that found their way here in 2021 and 2022, not to rubber stamp this analysis, but out of commitment to understanding contemporary events from a historical context, and from a variety of perspectives. Peace to the people of Ukraine and Russia.
Felix 11 ай бұрын
Wow. Good to hear this again. Share this with a family member or someone you know that needs to hear it. So perspective and truthful. Still rings true today, please SOMEONE listen..
IBMK Nederland
IBMK Nederland 11 ай бұрын
How did you hear anything huh ?
800 k 7
800 k 7 11 ай бұрын
I should point out that when diplomacy end, disrespect and anger lead to a fight that may turned fatal. Prof. Cohen is among the best historians of our time. What is happening now is the lack of respect among empire!
Mollie Stanton
Mollie Stanton 10 ай бұрын
This is the first time I've heard Professor Cohen, and I learned a lot! We need to hear from more experts like him, who have studied a particular country or region for 50 years. The students who have taken his courses were very fortunate. It would be great to hear his thoughts about what is going on in 2022. Thank-you, Commonwealth Club, for this very informative talk and q and a.
Nino Pavkovic
Nino Pavkovic 9 ай бұрын
Check out Scott Ritter
MrVaticanRag 11 ай бұрын
It now 2022 - this needs to be shared with all before it's lessons are forgotten like all lessons of history.
Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf 11 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis 🎸And now you do what they told ya! 🎸And now you do what they told ya! 🎸And now you do what they told ya...
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 11 ай бұрын
Which ones? Like those of Munich 1938 maybe?
Piotr Kraczkowski
Piotr Kraczkowski 11 ай бұрын
Prof. Cohen's profound knowledge is suspenseful and convincing. Many thanks for the lecture and discussion. :-)
Martha Hooker
Martha Hooker 11 ай бұрын
At last someone that tells it like it is! 👏
Calvin Chung
Calvin Chung 11 ай бұрын
A lot of wisdom,sense and sensibilities in Prof Cohen's speech!
Agent Apple
Agent Apple 11 ай бұрын
Wish everyone could hear this.
Dredger46 11 ай бұрын
Professor Cohen brilliant performance and he's completely right today.
Jackey Lee
Jackey Lee 11 ай бұрын
There are always 2 sides of the story. We usually hear the news and comments from the major news media such as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN etc. It is quite informative to hear from other professionals on the same topic and get a different perspective on the same subject.
György Hirschléger
György Hirschléger 6 ай бұрын
Russian state media is always tells the truth 😁😁😆😆!
Mollie Stanton
Mollie Stanton 10 ай бұрын
@Mike o' Glen He sounds like a bot or Ukrainian nationalist, playing the same record with blinders on. I'm thankful for Professor Cohen who fleshes out the picture.
Mike o' Glen
Mike o' Glen 10 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis I cannot dispute that Bogdan! I have read tour comments with interest.
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 10 ай бұрын
@Mike o' Glen I am what I am.
Mike o' Glen
Mike o' Glen 10 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis OK Bogdan, will you tell me which Organization you reprresent?
Andriod Cellphone
Andriod Cellphone 11 ай бұрын
I can listen to him forever..
AT 2 ай бұрын
I only came to know Emeritus Cohen today. RIP. He was an honourable man....only a few left in America.
Apple New Orleans
Apple New Orleans 11 ай бұрын
He was a completely right 7 years ago and he's completely right today.
elangelYT 10 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis Go ahead and tell me what is wrong? I bet you think "pUtIn iS CrAzY aNd hE iS BaD". Gtfo normie
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 11 ай бұрын
@Alex Wolf Boring trolling.
Cheri Жыл бұрын
That made us think. You are dearly missed ❤️
Beadybonce 11 ай бұрын
Fascinating. David Starkey, British historian also gives a brilliant analysis
Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf 11 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis 🎸And now you do what they told ya! 🎸And now you do what they told ya! 🎸And now you do what they told ya...
olga Ker
olga Ker 11 ай бұрын
@Pratyush Ojha he can’t. He is suffering from Russophobia. He has already left to many comments full of hatred here. He is either a troll or just a lost case.
Pratyush Ojha
Pratyush Ojha 11 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis i wish you would listen and learn. you might stop being so angry all the time.
Pratyush Ojha
Pratyush Ojha 11 ай бұрын
@Bogdan Baudis i wish you would listen and learn. you might stop being so angry all the time.
Bogdan Baudis
Bogdan Baudis 11 ай бұрын
@Svetlana Noam Chomsky: good linguist, logician, mathematician. I wish he limited himself to these.
Cloud Lion
Cloud Lion 11 ай бұрын
I'm so grateful for his wisdom. And he is absolutely right. Anyone who is honestly giving the situation more than a cursory glance can see this. Too bad our leaders hang us all out to dry in the USA and Europe. This is an existential threat for all of us. Economic fallout is already upon us.
a frickin american
a frickin american 11 ай бұрын
I agree. I have heard him on Coast to Coast several times, also he was a frequent guest on another radio show I can't quite remember at the moment. Unfortunately there are few voices like Cohen's speaking out today. We have to make it clear we reject the insanity.
Larry Richardson
Larry Richardson 11 ай бұрын
Excellent and prescient analysis.
Gaston Modest Kaziri
Gaston Modest Kaziri 11 ай бұрын
Thank you so much Prof. Cohen for understanding the route causes of the crisis currently in the world as regards to Russia-US mistrust relationship and Washington double standards in international relations. I am very well convinced that if there no Russia, China, India, Iran and Japan, we should be now living in horrible world because Washington understands nothing other than " you are with me or with them"!
Claudia Teve
Claudia Teve Жыл бұрын
Thank you, thank you! We miss you! Rip Professor
Mila Caceres
Mila Caceres 11 ай бұрын
Excellent piece. Good near term historical perspective worth your time.
Sasha A
Sasha A 11 ай бұрын
One thing I have noticed in many of these talks, is that so many people phrase their questions very poorly. Given that these people in the audience are usually highly educated, it is quite astounding that many have failed to paraphase their questions and thoughts more succinctly for the benefit of others.
Moh MRH Жыл бұрын
RIP Stephen and may god bless your soul
imre matajz
imre matajz 11 ай бұрын
Unwittingly, the most prophetic statement was made at 1:09:37...We are out of time! How awfully true is that.
telly how
telly how 11 ай бұрын
True. He is missed especially now.
Cheri Жыл бұрын
Thank you, Mr Cohen,a voice that critical thinking analysis
Mr D
Mr D 11 ай бұрын
I stumbled upon Professor Cohens speech videos (not this one) but that talks about the tension of Ukraine and Russia and was so mesmerized by how factual and on point he was and so I decided to start following him until I sadly realized he has passed away. Reading up on his biography this man has dedicated his life to knowledge and there is probably very little people that can match his expertise in Russian-Eastern Europe affairs. Rest In Peace
E Roed
E Roed Жыл бұрын
This aged well
BWAK13 Ай бұрын
Glad to see so many recent comments on this video. People reviewing the history for themselves instead of swallowing what imperialist legacy media presents.
ANGEL 11 ай бұрын
I saw this coming too! Great lecture, once again!
Commonwealth Club of California
Commonwealth Club of California 11 ай бұрын
Glad you enjoyed it!
Mister Methuselah
Mister Methuselah 11 ай бұрын
Stephen Cohen = Vindicated & Brilliant...👏👏👏
Dub Jedi
Dub Jedi 11 ай бұрын
It's so easy to forget this was recorded 7 years ago. He may has well be giving (and I would argue he is) giving commentary and context to the Ukraine situation in 2022.
The Bell
The Bell 11 ай бұрын
What comments are you looking for? If you do have questions, ask, and I will answer them. Watch channel of Patrick Lancaster. You'll be amazed by the difference of what media tell you and the reality. Also there's a channel of Zuby. He had an interview with a guy from Chile who married a Ukrainian lady, is living in Kharkov, Ukraine, and is scared for his life for telling the truth about the situation in Ukraine.
Acoustic Motorbike
Acoustic Motorbike 11 ай бұрын
How insightful and apt. This could have been given last week. Wow.
Ιωαννα Ιωαννου
Ιωαννα Ιωαννου 10 ай бұрын
and also Prof. John Mearsheimer's seminar at the University of Chicago!! Great analysis by both!!
Ch W
Ch W 11 ай бұрын
It is great, amazing to hear that and to listen to. 🖐. Ishould be attached to every shallow and not truthful channels in the US like CNN, ABC, N..etc..and worldwide.
renato 11 ай бұрын
Excellent honest man. Why the American politicians don’t listen to him ..?
Pratyush Ojha
Pratyush Ojha 11 ай бұрын
this is so sad to hear. the missed opportunity and pain and the anger. i am no longer optimistic about the future.
Marl123 11 ай бұрын
He had such an insight into US/Russian relations and how the Ukraine issue could be solved. What a mess this has turned out to be, perhaps a few wise men could have listened a little closer to this man who was such an expert in this area and we wouldn't have this tragedy that is happening now in the Ukraine.
Juan Francisco Urrusti
Juan Francisco Urrusti 11 ай бұрын
RIP Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, PhD.
ANDRÉS R TORRES 11 ай бұрын
USA: Bury the truth, and what we say goes. Result: Make certain that a difficult situation becomes an unsolvable catastrophe.
ELENA SAKHA 11 ай бұрын
Great scholar on Russia. This is a huge lose. RIP..
Aka Dee
Aka Dee 11 ай бұрын
I be so interested to hear your take on today’s events….
Jody Justice
Jody Justice 11 ай бұрын
This was in 2015?? See where we are now in 2020, if this guy saw it coming, where are the geniuses in the WH that should have been as knowledgeable?
Michael Petrovich
Michael Petrovich Жыл бұрын
Sad that prof Cohen is not with us but at the same time i wonder how saddened he would be by these anti Russian hysteri taking hold on the West.
M C 10 ай бұрын
@Pete Schult for sure. Often the case. People figure this out when the talk. Something American politics is lacking.
Pete Schult
Pete Schult 10 ай бұрын
@M C Good to hear. We may be more in agreement than either of us realizes.
Pete Schult
Pete Schult 10 ай бұрын
@M C Yes, Russia invaded Ukraine and violated international law in doing so and they need to withdraw to the negotiating table. We should oppose them in the same way that we opposed the US's illegal invasions of Iraq, Vietnam, Guatemala, Mexico,… and in the same way that we opposed JFK's illegal blockade of Cuba. Oh, and if you support(ed) any of those operations, you might want to cool your hypocritical stance on Russia.
M C 10 ай бұрын
You can see it both ways right? Russia invade Ukraine. That's a good reason to be anti Russian right now. Fighting is stupid.
socionomic Жыл бұрын
Great lecture and a good pairing with John Mearsheimer's lecture "Why is Ukraine the West's Fault?".
Mollie Stanton
Mollie Stanton 10 ай бұрын
@Ocean Wave 😔
Ocean Wave
Ocean Wave 10 ай бұрын
Honestly, if I had been the industrial military complex, I would have created an enemy out of Russia; then find a pawn who volunteers to fight Russia to death. Everything turns out like what we see today...
Cook! with Cel
Cook! with Cel 11 ай бұрын
@Анатолий Бронштейн i didnt get to finish watch it but i will for sure. It was going really good too
Анатолий Бронштейн
Анатолий Бронштейн 11 ай бұрын
Came here from Jacques Baud's interview to Grayzone. Another insight into the war in Ukraine.
Sue Templeton
Sue Templeton 11 ай бұрын
@a frickin american I loved the Vladimir Pozner video watched it just before watching this video... both so very good. Hope you're sharing them all currently like I am. :)
Rajnish Kumar
Rajnish Kumar 10 ай бұрын
It's only 10 minutes that I have watched. This person's each and every word is true. What a great intellect. Prof Meirshiemer and he both advocates this policy. They should be given steering of foreign affairs. Comedian Zelensky should have watched this
Pat McKeon
Pat McKeon 11 ай бұрын
If he had recorded this before 2004, I could accept more of it
Deborah Loew-Black
Deborah Loew-Black 11 ай бұрын
Very interesting helps ( sadly) an understanding of where things are today re USA Ukraine , Germany, France; Europe & of course the relationship to Russia . Thank You
Josh Bell
Josh Bell 10 ай бұрын
I wish we had his commentary today
Maharaj Durai
Maharaj Durai 11 ай бұрын
Really miss Mr Cohen, his parting was a great loss.
Cebis Picis
Cebis Picis 10 ай бұрын
thank you so much for providing English subs
lordrobert12 11 ай бұрын
I wish you were still with us Dr Cohen!! We need your wise counsel!!❤️🇺🇦🇷🇺❤️
c a
c a 11 ай бұрын
Prof Cohen offers us by far the most profound and intelligent view on how the current Ukraine crisis came to be.
Howard Lee
Howard Lee 11 ай бұрын
More exact analysis than any others
SelvaKanthan SK
SelvaKanthan SK 11 ай бұрын
Watching this now, this is so spot on today!!
Jacob Zaranyika
Jacob Zaranyika 11 ай бұрын
Thank you🙏 Common Wealth California We have a common problem. Leadership and defending of human rights and democracy
Sam Ruttenburg
Sam Ruttenburg 3 ай бұрын
Should be required listening today. RIP Mr. Cohen, you are missed
Lisette Sanabria
Lisette Sanabria 11 ай бұрын
Cohen is irreplaceable. Such wisdom, knowledge and courage. He did not fear going against the grain. All those decades of wisdom would be so useful now.
John van Heerden
John van Heerden 5 ай бұрын
A Very rare voice of intelligent analysis in a very volatile field.
Florence Oztas
Florence Oztas 11 ай бұрын
Very insightful indeed.
Oren Lee
Oren Lee 10 ай бұрын
Как это было своевременно, но малозначительно, в сравнение с силой пропаганды и лжи.
Jean-Paul Viaud
Jean-Paul Viaud 11 ай бұрын
Wise words by Cohen. Sadly he passed away and his opinions will never be heard again by Washington.
Keith De Cesare
Keith De Cesare 11 ай бұрын
More people should have watched this
ValCalif 11 ай бұрын
🚩 (8:50) Ukraine, (15:28) NATO at Russian borders, (17:28) Meddling in Russian internal affairs in the name of democracy, (19:45) Ukrainian government refused to end a civil war
gtx332 11 ай бұрын
Wow I thought this was about 2022 until I saw 2015. Still just as relevant
Moe Meghji
Moe Meghji 11 ай бұрын
Nice to get a balanced perspective on the US Russia Dynamic
Roxanna Marinak
Roxanna Marinak 11 ай бұрын
How relevant this is to what is happening today... Stephen Cohen was way ahead of the game in understanding. what would becoming what is happening today.
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