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Eliot A. Cohen

Robert E. Osgood Professor

About

Eliot Cohen is the Robert E. Osgood Professor at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he has taught since 1990. He served as Dean of SAIS from 2019 to 2021. Cohen received his BA and PhD degrees from Harvard University and after teaching there and at the Naval War College founded the Strategic Studies program at SAIS. His books include The Big Stick (2017), Conquered into Liberty (2011), and Supreme Command (2002). In addition to public service in the Department of Defense he served as Counselor of the Department of State from 2007 to 2009. He writes frequently for major newspapers and is a contributing writer at The Atlantic.

Latest Podcast

Spring 2013 

Expertise

Topics

  • American Defense Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • International Relations
  • Modern Military History
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • Strategic Studies
  • Strategy

In the News

Let’s Use Chicago Rules to Beat Russia

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 07/06

Who Perseveres, Wins

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 05/24

What Victory Will Look Like in Ukraine

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 05/11

This Is the War’s Decisive Moment

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 04/12

Don’t Let Up Now

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 03/28

Why Can’t the West Admit That Ukraine Is Winning?

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 03/21

America’s Hesitation Is Heartbreaking

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 03/14

The Strategy That Can Defeat Putin

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 03/07

A New Cold War without Rules: U.S. Braces For a Long-Term Confrontation with Russia

Dan De Luce interviewed Eliot A. Cohen & Mary Sarotte on NBC News, 03/06

Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 03/01

Arm the Ukrainians Now

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 02/23

Putin’s No Chess Master.

Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 01/26