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January 22, 2016

Turkey
WR01222016 Winter Storm Reading

Snow- and Middle East–themed reading for this weekend's winter storm.

July 3, 2015

WR07022015 Fourth of July Reading

Here is what Team Cook is reading during the long holiday weekend: Steven Cook – Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood—A History in Thirteen Centuries by Justin Marozzi. Lauren Cook – Disclaimer by…

December 22, 2014

Holiday Reading_12222014_2 Holiday Reading

It’s the holiday season so there will be light blogging in the next week or so.  Here is what Team Cook is reading: Steven Cook – Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied …

July 2, 2014

Fourth of July reading_FINAL.jpg Fourth of July Reading

It is time to pause from the grim news coming out of the Middle East and celebrate the 4th of July.  Happy 238th, United States.... Here is what Team Cook will be reading over the long holiday weeke…

December 20, 2013

holidayreading_CROPPED Holiday Reading

There will not be much in the way of blogging while I am away with my family.  From the Potomac to the Euphrates will return when I return.  In the meantime, I’ve put together a brief list of what "T…

July 25, 2011

Defense and Security
2Lt William Liggett works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs Cyber Attacks and Pentagon Responses

2Lt William Liggett works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 20, 2010. U.S. national security planners…

February 24, 2009

Energy and Climate Policy
A Conversation with T. Boone Pickens

In July 2008, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens launched a $58 million national campaign to promote the “Pickens Plan,” a U.S. energy policy proposal that calls for increased use of domestic energy product…

February 24, 2009

Energy and Climate Policy
A Conversation with T. Boone Pickens

Watch T. Boone Pickens outline the future of U.S. energy policy and his campaign to promote the "Pickens Plan," which calls for increased use of domestic energy products such as wind and natural gas …