Blog entries from: From the Potomac to the Euphrates

Cook examines developments in the Middle East and their resonance in Washington.

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September 22 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Mon Sep 22 2014, 13:15:12

Every year at the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting there seems to be one world leader who garners all...

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September 20 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Sat Sep 20 2014, 12:00:28

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports on the mysteries surrounding Egypt's new surveillance system. Rozh Ahmad interviews a former member of ISIS. Thalia Beaty evaluates the efforts of the...

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September 19 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Sep 19 2014, 09:50:11

Between the war in Gaza, the ISIS advance on Iraq, Libya's disintegration, and the monumental brutality of the Syrian conflict--the...

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September 15 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Mon Sep 15 2014, 11:25:38

Washington is in an ISIS frenzy.  Everywhere you turn, everything you read, every place you go, you can't escape ISIS. ...

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September 12 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Sep 12 2014, 17:00:38

After 30 years, Beirut's Maghen Abraham synagogue has been restored and is scheduled to reopen. Zamaaan offers a glimpse into...

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September 9 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Tue Sep 9 2014, 08:40:45

There is now no question that the United States is about to get a lot more involved in Iraq (and perhaps...

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September 5 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Sep 5 2014, 17:30:32

Peter Harling explores the rise of ISIS in Le Monde Diplomatique (English). Alexandra Valiente's two-part interview with representatives from the PKK's...

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August 30 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Sat Aug 30 2014, 11:00:14

Amberin Zaman looks at Turkish photographer Bunyamin Aygun's 40-day ordeal in captivity. Brian Fishman debunks the many myths about ISIS. VICE...

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August 29 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Aug 29 2014, 11:00:09

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Thursday, August 28, 2014. A bitter proxy war is being waged...

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August 20 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Wed Aug 20 2014, 12:00:35

It's been a violent and eventful summer in the Middle East. I hope readers have an opportunity to escape from...

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