Yanni Kotsonis on his NYU colleague Stephen Cohen

Over time US media attention on Russia declined. And while many of us went quiet, Steve persisted and sought that national audience just about anywhere he could find it. By the 2010s, the problem was not simply that media attention had declined; any new attention was vapid and simplistic…It was hard to have a conversation about Russia without centering it on Putin; from 2016, Russia was only about election interference.

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