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: Controversy in Jordan, A New Year in Iran, and Religion in Syria

by Steven A. Cook
March 23, 2013

Tourists stroll at the Grand Bazaar, which was built during the Ottoman-era, in Istanbul (Murad Sezer/Courtesy Reuters).


The Jordanian perspective on Jordan’s current political situation and King Abdullah’s recent commentary in the Atlantic.

Farhang Jahanpour gives his take on President Obama’s message to the leaders and people of Iran on their annual celebration of Nowruz, the Persian new year that dates back several thousand years.

Syria Deeply interviews Syrian activists to understand better the secularist-Islamist dynamic among Syria’s rebels.

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