Steven A. Cook

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The Deep State Comes to America

In Egypt and Turkey, grand government conspiracies are a reality. In the United States, they're little more than fantasy.

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Egypt’s Coming Chaos

The assassination of a top official and a brazen attack by an Islamic State affiliate this week herald a prolonged period of bloodshed.

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How to Get Egypt’s Generals Back on Our Side

Hint: pay them. And it's going to take a lot more than the $1.3 billion the U.S. government sends Cairo each year.

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Fiddling While Kobani Burns

Turkey is talking tough about the Islamic State. But it’s still not ready for war.

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The New Arab Cold War

As the United States steps away from the Middle East, its allies have tried to fill the void -- with disastrous results.

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The Last Great Myth About Egypt

Cairo has never been a mediator between Israel and Palestine -- and today's regime actually benefits from the Gaza invasion.

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Egypt’s War on Honest Language

The mass death sentences against 683 Egyptians reveal how Cairo officials are redefining concepts like terrorism and freedom in a cynical bid to solidify their grip on power.  

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