Stephen Cohen, American Educator ( - )

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On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold.~Stephen Cohen

War Leader Cold War

The opportunities that Gorbachev created for international relations have also been missed, perhaps even lost - here, however, primarily because of the United States.~Stephen Cohen

Opportunities Lost United

There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia, that, as sometimes happens in history, the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.~Stephen Cohen

Hope History Day

The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant.~Stephen Cohen

Environment New Cost

The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.~Stephen Cohen

Home Acting Meaning

Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia.~Stephen Cohen

War End American

But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views.~Stephen Cohen

War Regret Reason