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: The GCC and Iran,The Tale of Two Generals, and Deserts…The Final Frontier

by Steven A. Cook
November 15, 2013

A Palestinian shop owner reads a book as he waits for customers at his shop in a market in the Old City of the West Bank town of Hebron (Ammar Awad/Courtesy Reuters).


Marwan Kabalan says that GCC countries will need to rely on their own power to ward off Iranian influence.

The European Space Agency posts photos of Middle Eastern deserts from space.

Nervana gives the “tale of two generals”—and why not just any military officer enjoys Egyptian public support.

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