Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook's day job is as a foreign policy analyst in Washington, DC. His most recent book, "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East," was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

Untangling the Qatar kerfuffle: Sure, the tiny Gulf state is a lousy ally — but so is everyone else in the region Steven A. Cook
Freedom's ride: U.S. intelligence never saw the uprisings of the Arab Spring coming Steven A. Cook
Donald in Arabia: What did we learn from Trump's encounter with the Saudi monarchy? Steven A. Cook
Donald Trump is repeating Obama's errors in dealing with Turkey's Erdogan: But there is another way forward Steven A. Cook
Why the myth of Sunni-Shia conflict defines Middle East policy — and why it shouldn't Steven A. Cook
How the French debacle in Algeria shaped the rise of Marine Le Pen — and what America can learn from it Steven A. Cook
Welcome to Syria, President Trump: Years of rational policy led to this horror, and there's no easy way out Steven A. Cook
Egypt goes from bad to worse: Under President Sisi, the nation longs for the good old days of Mubarak Steven A. Cook
Bill Maher makes us dumber: How ignorance, fear and stupid pop-culture clichés shape Americans' view of the Middle East Steven A. Cook
Fake news has a long history in the Middle East — and the lessons for Americans are unmistakably dire Steven A. Cook
Vladimir Putin has a plan to upend the political order of the Middle East. Spoiler alert: It's working Steven A. Cook
Should the U.S. maintain its alliance with Saudi Arabia? Unfortunately, we're stuck with them Steven A. Cook
Our man in the Middle East: The confusing worldview of Trump aide Derek Harvey Steven A. Cook
Are we experiencing a slow-motion, Turkish-style coup? Or our own Arab Spring? Steven A. Cook
Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is a bad idea for everyone — except Israeli hard-liners and their American friends Steven A. Cook