Speaker - Steven A. Cook

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Steven A. Cook is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy. Dr. Cook is the author of Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). He is currently writing a book about the United States and Egypt. He has published widely in a variety of foreign policy journals, opinion magazines, and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Democracy, The Weekly Standard, Slate, The New Republic Online, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the International Herald Tribune. Dr. Cook is also a frequent commentator on radio and television. Prior to joining the Council, Dr. Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution (2001–2002) and a Soref research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (1995–96). Dr. Cook holds a BA in international studies from Vassar College, an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and both an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Arabic and Turkish and reads French.

3 Programs

The Next Administration and the Greater Middle East

09.03.08 | 01:19:39 min | 1 comment

Muslim Views of the West

03.13.07 | 00:57:33 min | 0 comments

S. Cook and L. Diamond

05.22.06 | 01:06:24 min | 1 comment