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 Economy, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, and Greening the West Bank

by Steven A. Cook
July 19, 2013

People rest near Ramadan lanterns, or Fanoos Ramadan, which are displayed for sale at shops a day ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).


Matt Phillips, writing for Quartz, provides some startling figures about Egypt’s economy following the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.

Kadri Gursel examines the Islamization of Turkey’s foreign ministry and its implications.

Avi Zimmerman asks if environmental issues can help bring Palestinians and Israelis together.

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