From the Potomac to the Euphrates

From the Potomac to the Euphrates

Steven A. Cook examines developments in the Middle East and their resonance in Washington.

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An Egyptian pigeon fancier waves on his pigeons with a flag of Al Ahly Sport Club to guide them as the Great Pyramids are seen during sunset in Cairo, Egypt November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

مع السلامة, Güle, güle, להתראות, Farewell

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.  So it is with From the Potomac to the Euphrates.  It has been a lot of fun during the last nine years, spanning I have lost count of how many posts, and four research associates who took great care to nurture this blog. If you would like to continue receiving my work, please contact Katharine Poppe ( with your email address and we will add you to my email distribution list. Many thanks for reading…. Cheers, Steven Read More

June 12, 2019

Israel's Coming Up Roses

The country can’t form a government, its peace process is permanently stalled—and things have never been better.

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May 22, 2019

The Myth of Turkish Democracy

Turkish democracy can't die, because it never lived. 

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May 6, 2019

The American Tradition of Supporting Authoritarianism

Loving Dictators Is as American as Apple Pie

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