Stephen F. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York University and Princeton University. A contributing editor to The Nation magazine and a frequent commentator on television and radio, he is also a member of the founding Board of Directors of the recently established American Committee for East-West Accord (eastwestaccord.com), a pro-detente organization that seeks rethinking and public discussion of US policy toward Russia.
Cohen is the author of a number of acclaimed and influential scholarly books, including Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, Rethinking the Soviet Experience; and Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War. Cohen, who grew up in Kentucky, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Indiana University and Columbia University. He is the recipient of many awards, including two Guggenheim Fellowships. He is married to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.