2nd Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2016 Speakers


Ariel Cohen

Principal, International Market Analysis Ltd.

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. Dr. Cohen also has specific expertise in oil and gas mid-stream technologies, including GTL and LNG. He serves as 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. Cohen is also 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.

Dr. Cohen is a Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he was a Senior Research Fellow until July 2014. He frequently testifies before U.S. Congressional committees and conducts White House, Pentagon, and intelligence community briefings.

Dr. Cohen has published over 700 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.