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From the Potomac to the Euphrates

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

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009 (REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo)

Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

This article was originally published here on Salon.com on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Read More

September 15, 2017

Iraq
Weekend Reading: The U.S., Iran, and the KRG; Remembering Bentalha

Reading selections for the weekend of September 15, 2017.

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September 11, 2017

Iraq
Is the World Ready for “Kurdexit”? Referendum Among Iraqi Kurds Has Middle East on Edge

Iraq continues to bedevil American foreign policy, and the world. Now the Kurds will vote on their own state.

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September 8, 2017

Turkey
Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook's testimony on U.S.-Turkey relations before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 6, 2017.

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