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December 8, 2014

Egypt
Is the U.S.-Egypt Special Relationship Over?

The United States and Egypt are unlikely to rebuild the strategic partnership they had decades ago, even though some in both countries favor a rapprochement, says CFR’s Steven Cook. 

March 18, 2014

Turkey
Turkish Leader Still Standing

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has weathered public protests, a corruption scandal, and mounting political pressure in the past year, and is likely to tighten his grip on power, says CFR’s Steve…

October 25, 2013

Afghanistan
Can Negotiations Crack the Deadlock in Afghanistan?

Western powers should pursue a negotiated settlement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that includes real concessions from all sides, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.

October 21, 2013

Turkey
Fears of Fraying U.S.-Turkey Ties

A number of diplomatic challenges, including disagreements over the crisis in Syria, could threaten to undermine years of improving U.S.-Turkey relations, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

March 22, 2013

Turkey
Turkey’s New Year Surprise

The success of a surprise cease-fire between Turkey and PKK insurgents hinges on Ankara granting the Kurds greater autonomy and whether the militant group disarms, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

January 31, 2013

Conflict Prevention
Can Egypt Survive Its Latest Crisis?

Its economy is in terrible condition and state authority is apparently breaking down. It’s time to contemplate an intervention by Egypt’s military, says CFR’s Steven Cook.

November 19, 2012

Israel
Israel’s Latest War With Hamas

The Gaza conflict has been brewing for a while, and although Egypt and others are working to deescalate it, there are no guarantees, says CFR’s Steven Cook.

August 20, 2012

Egypt
Morsi and the Egyptian Military Shuffle

President Morsi’s reshuffling of top military ranks rebalances political power toward the civilian regime but may unsettle minorities who had hoped the military would check the power of the Muslim Br…

June 18, 2012

Egypt
Military Power Play in Egypt

Regardless of the outcome of the presidential runoff elections, the Egyptian military is seeking to assert control to protect its privileges, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

May 25, 2012

Egypt
How to Read Egypt’s Elections

Egypt’s next president is likely to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or a Mubarak-era figure. Either way, U.S. ties are likely to cool, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.