Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert on energy policy, with a particular focus on Russia/Eurasia, Eastern and Central Europe, and the Middle East. He is the Director of The Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). CENRG focuses on the nexus between energy, geopolitics and security, and natural resources and growth. Dr. Ariel Cohen also serves as a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, within the Global Energy Center and the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.
Dr. Cohen is the Principal of International Market Analysis Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm specializing in energy, natural resources, political risk and public affairs. Dr. Cohen has extensive experience consulting for US and foreign governments, Fortune 500 companies and major international law firms.
Until July 2014, Dr. Cohen was a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He frequently testifies before U.S. Congressional committees and conducts White House, Pentagon, and intelligence community briefings.
Dr. Cohen has published over 900 articles, 6 books and monographs and 30 book chapters. He writes for US and international media and regularly appears on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, C-SPAN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and others. He is a Contributing Editor for the National Interest and a blogger for the Voice of America and Wall Street Journal’s "The Experts". Dr. Cohen is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society.