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
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). 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. Read more »

Roundup: Wikimania

by Steven A. Cook

wikileaks arab iran turkey

The Wikileaks Cable as Literature
Beam on the art of cable writing

Wikileaks and the Arab Public Sphere
Lynch on how Arab autocrats will confront the Leaks

Confirming the “bad chemistry”
Istanbul Calling on Wiki, America, and Turkey

Arabs and Iran
Sullivan and Goldberg duke it out over whether the Israel lobby is the only potent force advocating for war against Iran

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