In Egypt and Turkey, grand government conspiracies are a reality. In the United States, they're little more than fantasy.
Steven A. CookSteven A. Cook is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the author of the upcoming book Thwarted Dreams: Violence and Authoritarianism in the New Middle East.
Migrants risk their lives to cross from Libya to Italy; the relentless battle for Mosul rages on; and campers protesting the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline hang up their tarps and disband. FP Staff