Russia-US relations: creating a new attitude of trust

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, the editor and publisher of The Nation magazine and Stephen Cohen, a Russian Studies and History Professor at New York University

Russia-U.S. relations reached freezing point during the Bush administration, but are now showing signs of a détente since new president, Barack Obama, came to power. Is a new, brighter, page being opened? And what obstacles need to be overcome? We ask Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Stephen Cohen.

Katrina Vanden Heuvel
editor and publisher, The Nation Magazine

1959 – born in New York
1977 – graduates, Trinity School, New York
1981 – graduates, Princeton University
1984 – assistant editor, foreign affairs, The Nation Magazine
1989 – editor-at-large, The Nation Magazine
1990 – co-founder, Vy I My (you and we), quarterly feminist journal
1995 – editor, The Nation Magazine
2005 – publisher, The Nation Magazine

Ariel Cohen
political scientist

senior research fellow, the heritage foundation

1959 - born in Yalta
1985 - manages media research projects, Radio Liberty
1992 - joins the heritage foundation, Washington D.C.
1993 - Phd, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts
1995 - member, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
1995 - member, board of directors, California-Russia Trade Association
1996 - publishes ‘Russian Imperialism: Development And Crisis’
2005 - publishes second book: ‘Eurasia In Balance’