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: Parks and Turks, Red Lines, and Iran’s Elections

by Steven A. Cook
June 14, 2013

Men stand in line to vote during the Iranian presidential election at a mosque in Qom, 120 km (74.6 miles) south of Tehran June 14, 2013 (Mohammad Akhlag/Courtesy Reuters).


Timur Hammond and Elizabeth Angell discuss the transformation of Turkey’s public spaces into spheres of public and engaged discourse.

The full text of Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes’ statement concerning the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Ben Piven and Ben Willers provide an infographic of Iran’s elections, which begin today.



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