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October 13, 2020

CFR Master Class With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook discusses Turkish politics. How did Turkey go from promising EU candidate to a model of authoritarian populism? What is next as Turks look forward to general elections in 2023? The …

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April 6, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Virtual Roundtable: Managing Global Disorder: Major Power Rivalry in the Middle East

Even as the United States debates its role in the Middle East, it still retains significant power and influence in the region. With intensifying great power competition, however, regional dynamics an…

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November 19, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Roundtable: Preparing Democracies for Pandemics

The coronavirus pandemic has not been an advertisement for the healthy effects of democracy. There have been some notable success stories among democracies, but it is also true that nine out of the t…

Play A medical worker wearing a protective suit and face shield carries out tests at the Biogenix Laboratories, which performs COVID-19 detection tests, in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

July 26, 2021

Belarus
A Conversation With Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses Belarus-U.S. relations, prospects for democratic reform in Belarus, and regional security in Eastern Europe.

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August 26, 2020

Religion
The Reconversion of the Hagia Sophia

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars at CFR, Azza K…

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May 30, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
‘False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East’

Steven A. Cook discusses his new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East.

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May 7, 2009

Economic Crises
The United States and the Future of Global Governance: The Financial Crisis and Global Financial and Monetary Cooperation

What new forms of international financial and monetary coordination and regulation are required in light of the global economic crisis? How should the United States work to reform the Bretton Woods I…

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July 19, 2016

Turkey
Turkey Update: Erdogan’s Outlook and the Consequences of the Failed Coup

CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses the consequences of Turkey's failed coup.

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May 26, 2016

United States
'The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East'

Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon discuss The Pragmatic Superpower.

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June 15, 2021

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
The American Rescue Plan and Economic Recovery

Janet Cowell, former state treasurer of North Carolina, and Kathryn White, director of budget process studies at the National Association of State Budget Officers, discuss the American Rescue Plan Ac…

Play DOCUMENT DATE: March 10, 2021 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer display the "American Rescue Plan" during the enrolment ceremony following passage of U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.