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December 5, 2016

Arab Spring
FalseDawnCover False Dawn

Announcing Steven A. Cook's new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, which will be published by Oxford University Press in the spring of 2017.

June 1, 2017

Arab Spring
False Dawn

A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.

August 1, 2018

Pakistan
Erum Ahmed, chief executive officer (CEO) of the textile retail brand So Kamal, talks to workers as she visits a factory in Faisalabad. Pakistan’s Imran Khan Promises End to Discriminatory Laws

Khan has a powerful opportunity to deliver on his party’s platform and further Pakistani women’s workplace safety -- and the economic growth of the entire nation.

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan elections 7.23.2018 Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

June 28, 2018

United States
summer reading 2018 What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, joined us for the…

June 14, 2018

United States
Army Birthday 2018 Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast hinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018. Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…

June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

June 1, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Officially Published: "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East" Officially Published: "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East"

Steven A. Cook's latest book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, is officially published!