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November 13, 2018

News Release
U.S. Should Reassess Its Approach Toward Turkey, Writes Steven A. Cook in New CFR Report

November 13, 2018—“While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States,” writes Steven A. Cook in the Council Special Report, Neither Friend nor Foe: The Future of U.S…

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…

January 30, 2004

United States
Steven A. Cook, Expert on Arab and Turkish Politics, Joins Council as Next Generation Fellow

January 30, 2004 - Steven A. Cook, an expert on Arab and Turkish politics, has joined the Council to complete a book that evaluates the military’s role in the political development of Egypt, Turkey, …

May 8, 2018

Iran
United States to Leave the Iran Deal

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the significance of the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement.

October 6, 2011

Egypt
In New Book, CFR’s Steven Cook Writes Egypt’s 2011 Revolt Was “If Not Predictable, Inevitable”

CFR senior fellow Steven Cook traces the “stirrings of Egyptian nationalism” back to the 1880s and culminates with the events in Tahrir Square in early 2011. He chronicles the end of the British occu…

May 21, 2007

Algeria
Militaries in the Middle East: Critical Factor in Hindering Political Change, Argues Steven Cook in New Book

Ruling But Not Governing provides valuable insight into the political dynamics that perpetuate authoritarian regimes and offers novel ways to promote democratic change. In this new CFR book, author a…

April 26, 2017

United States
Foreign Policy in the First Hundred Days of Trump

As President Donald J. Trump approaches his hundredth day in office, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the new administration’s foreign policy…

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a directive ordering an investigation into the impact of foreign steel on the American economy after signing it.

January 12, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The State of the Union Address: Resources From CFR and Foreign Affairs

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his seventh and final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources…

November 18, 2015

France
The Paris Attacks: Resources from CFR and Foreign Affairs

In the aftermath of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, French authorities have conducted raids on suspected militants across France and launched airstrikes targe…

June 4, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
New CFR InfoGuide Explores Emergence of the Kurds

As Kurds strive for a greater role in Turkey and continue to resist the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has released a new interactive guide ex…