september 13–17, 2017

Turmoil in The New Middle East

Steven A. Cook, PhD

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Steven A. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. An expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy, Dr. Cook is the author of False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East. Dr. Cook will update the Forum on developments in the Middle East, examining the forces that shriveled the hopes of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, ending hopes for democracy in the region. Egypt remains an authoritarian state, Syria and Yemen are in the midst of civil wars, Libya has descended into anarchy, and the self-declared Islamic State remains a threat, and Turkey, once thought to be a democratizing model for the Arab world, now more closely resembles an autocracy. Dr. Cook will analyze why the old structures of power were never eliminated and consider what Middle East instability means for the US and its policies.

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september 13–17, 2017

Turmoil in The New Middle East

Steven A. Cook, PhD

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Steven A. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. An expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy, Dr. Cook is the author of False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East. Dr. Cook will update the Forum on developments in the Middle East, examining the forces that shriveled the hopes of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, ending hopes for democracy in the region. Egypt remains an authoritarian state, Syria and Yemen are in the midst of civil wars, Libya has descended into anarchy, and the self-declared Islamic State remains a threat, and Turkey, once thought to be a democratizing model for the Arab world, now more closely resembles an autocracy. Dr. Cook will analyze why the old structures of power were never eliminated and consider what Middle East instability means for the US and its policies.

september 13–17, 2017

Turmoil in The New Middle East

Steven A. Cook, PhD

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Steven A. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. An expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy, Dr. Cook is the author of False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East. Dr. Cook will update the Forum on developments in the Middle East, examining the forces that shriveled the hopes of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, ending hopes for democracy in the region. Egypt remains an authoritarian state, Syria and Yemen are in the midst of civil wars, Libya has descended into anarchy, and the self-declared Islamic State remains a threat, and Turkey, once thought to be a democratizing model for the Arab world, now more closely resembles an autocracy. Dr. Cook will analyze why the old structures of power were never eliminated and consider what Middle East instability means for the US and its policies.