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March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

October 2, 2013

United States
U.S. Government Shutdown: Three Things to Know

A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government’s defa…

April 25, 2014

Russia
Sanctions Against Russia: Three Things to Know

Ukraine’s intensifying crisis has the Obama administration hinting at tougher sanctions against Russia, which could threaten Moscow’s ability to trade and invest, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.

May 2, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Bin Laden’s Symbolic Death Won’t End Extremism

Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, expects that bin Laden’s death will not have a significant impact on al-Qaeda or organizations like it. Ex…

July 11, 2011

Syria
Syria’s ’National Dialogue’ Lacks Credibility

Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations argues that the national dialogue convened by the Syrian government lacks credibility, and raises question…

August 11, 2011

Homeland Security
9/11 Perspectives: Transformation in U.S. Middle East Policy

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, Steven Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior…

September 19, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Prospects for Palestinian Statehood

Steven Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the prospects and implications of the Palestinian bid for UN recognition of stateh…

October 6, 2011

Egypt
Egypt’s Democratic Quest: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

Egypt’s 2011 revolution marks the latest chapter in Egyptians’ longtime struggle for greater democratic freedoms. In this video, Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Easter…

December 8, 2011

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Arab Revolutions

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will likely confront a greatly changed Middle East political landscape due to ongoing civillian upheaval, says Steven A. Cook, CFR’s senior fellow fo…

June 15, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Parliament Dissolved: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve parliament has "thrown Egypt into turmoil once again," threatening the upcoming presidential election runoff and the hopes of the coun…