Steven A. Cook

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Weekend Reading: Banking on the Nile, Dialogue in Bahrain, and Obama in Israel

by Steven A. Cook
February 8, 2013

Pigeons fly during a dust storm in Kuwait City (Stephanie McGehee/Courtesy Reuters).


Mohamed A. El-Erian presents seven compelling reasons that Egypt’s leadership needs to adopt new, more cooperative approaches to solving the increasingly dire economic crisis on the banks of the Nile.

The blog Religion and Politics in Bahrain discusses the latest attempt in Bahrain to reignite a national dialogue for the first time since summer of 2011.

Brent Sasley, writing on the blog Mideast Matrix, offers his thoughts on the agenda for President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel.

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