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by: Steven A. Cook 2012-5-30
Observers, myself included, underestimated both the Muslim Brotherhood and many peoples' desires to return to something approximating the old order...

by: Steven A. Cook 2011-8-15
Many Egyptian military officers and some civilian politicians are interested in replicating the so-called Turkish model for Egypt, in which the military would play a leading role in guiding society and politics. But such a strategy is a poor fit for the country...

by: Steven A. Cook 2009-4-26
It is hard to believe today, but just four years ago, the Arab world seemed on the brink of dramatic change. During the so-called Arab Spring of early 2005, Iraqis went to the polls for the first time since the demise of Saddam Hussein, Syria withdrew from Lebanon after one million protesters descended on central Beirut, and Saudi Arabia staged municipal elections. In Cairo, activists from across the political spectrum, having grown more confident and savvy, forced the regime of Presid..

by: Steven A. Cook 2008-4-9
Having just returned from the better part of a week in Cairo, I share Steven Cook’s pessimistic appraisal of developments in Egypt. Scratch that. I think the situation is a bit worse than he portrays...

by: Steven A. Cook 2008-1-7
While the heady days of the so-called Arab Spring of 2005 and the soaring rhetoric of President George W. Bush’s "forward strategy of freedom" are long past, the question of whether and how the United States should promote democracy in the Middle East is still debated...