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: Egypt’s Real Challenges, Lessons for Libya, and Palestinian Protests

by Steven A. Cook
March 30, 2012

Emarati boy recites verses from the Quran in Dubai. (Anwar Mirza/Courtesy Reuters)


The Sandmonkey takes a step back from the Egyptian political scene and looks at the country’s real problems and some possible ways to start fixing them.

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou says Libya should learn lessons by looking at Iraq, or else it risks going down the same path.

The Institute for Middle East Understanding features an interview with the first Palestinian woman elected to the Knesset from an Arab party’s list, Haneen Zoabi, discussing the annual Palestinian Land Day protests.

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