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: Turkey’s Chief of Staff, Fronting as a Front in Egypt, and Tunisia’s Sudden Troubles

by Steven A. Cook
February 22, 2013

An anti-Mursi protester, with his eyes closed due to tear gas fired by police, gestures while holding the national flag during clashes near the gate of El-Quba, one of the presidential palaces, in Cairo February 15, 2013 (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).


Murat Yetkin on an important proposed change to civil-military relations in Turkey.

Khalid Amayreh argues that Egypt’s National Salvation Front is not much of a Front.

Kristina Kausch wonders if last week’s assassination of opposition activist Chokri Belaid might spark another Tunisian uprising.


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