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July 17, 2015

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Three Things to Know

Talks over Iran’s nuclear program have concluded with a deal that will limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from economic and financial sanctions. Before the sanctions are lifted,…

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Back From Egypt’s Tahrir Square: CFR’s Steven Cook Reflects on the Protests that Rock Egypt

http://blogs.cfr.org/cook/ - Just back from Egypt, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Steven A. Cook reflects on the dramatic experience of being in Tahrir Square when protests began and the most rece…

January 17, 2013

Human Rights
Freedom in the World 2013

Arch Puddington presents Freedom House’s "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the diff…

January 9, 2014

Egypt
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Ban: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian government’s ban of the Muslim Brotherhood and its classification as a terrorist organization is unlikely to uproot the organization, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

July 11, 2013

Egypt
Global Reaction to Egypt’s Turmoil: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian military’s seizure of power has prompted support from some wealthy Gulf states, criticism from Turkey, and caution from the United States, notes CFR’s Steven Cook.

June 6, 2013

Political Movements
Turkey’s Protests: Three Things to Know

The protests in Turkey are unlike those in Egypt and the Arab world, but they can only be defused by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says CFR’s Steven Cook.

October 4, 2012

Syria
Turkey-Syria Border Tension: Three Things to Know

Following Turkey’s decision to authorize military action against Syria, CFR’s Steven Cook highlights three reasons why tensions are unlikely to escalate to war.

August 30, 2012

Egypt
Morsi’s Iran Visit: Three Things to Know

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s visit to Iran signals a shift in his country’s foreign policy away from Washington’s influence, which, paradoxically, could have some positive upshots for the Unite…

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…

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…