March 20, 2019
Is the Arab Spring back, as some protesters, activists, and analysts have declared? The uninspiring answer is a qualified maybe.
March 29, 2011
In National Review magazine, I write about which Arab regimes will reform and survive--and which will not.
On balance, I argue that the Arab monarchies have a better chance than the fake "republics"…
October 25, 2017
Council on Foreign Relations 10/25 Academic Conference Call on Dashed Hopes of the Arab Spring with Steven Cook
September 19, 2011
Related Reading:The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next, CFR ebook
April 20, 2020
May 1, 2012
With the outbreak of political activity and elections in Egypt and Tunisia, and the recent dismissal of the prime minister in Jordan, what do Palestinians think about their frozen political situation…
January 27, 2012
Is the "Arab Spring" turning away from democracy, and leading instead to religious extremism? Was the enthusiasm for the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere shown by many cheerleaders for democr…
August 11, 2020
Iraq’s new prime minister has formed a government in the hope of uniting the country’s factions, but challenges in combating corruption, powerful militias, and foreign influence loom.
August 5, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced colleges and universities into a precarious balancing act between student health and financial survival. What does it portend for the future of higher education?
August 4, 2020
As the pandemic continues, more than half of the world’s countries are mandating the wearing of face masks in public. Is it helping to slow the spread of COVID-19?