Steven A. Cook

From the Potomac to the Euphrates

Cook examines developments in the Middle East and their resonance in Washington.

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Weekend Reading: Economic Challenges, Constitutional Lessons, and an Iranian Scenario

by Steven A. Cook
January 20, 2012

Jordanian Muslim reads the Koran at al-Husainy mosque in Amman during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan (Muhammad Hamed/Courtesy Reuters)


Adeel Malik and Bassem Awadallah comment on the economic challenges in a ‘post-Arab Spring’ Middle East.

Abdel Moneim Said argues that the American ruling on sharia in Oklahoma may hold a lesson for Egypt in drafting its constitution.

Robert Wright at The Atlantic puts forward his argument as to why regime change won’t work in Iran.

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