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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July 18 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Jul 18 2014, 17:00:31

Full text of Bashar al-Assad's inauguration speech at his swearing-in ceremony last Wednesday, translated by the Center for Research on Globalization....

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July 15 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Tue Jul 15 2014, 09:49:55

On the Death of a Friend in Israel My friend Elhanan Harlev died on July 1st after a long illness....

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July 11 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Jul 11 2014, 17:00:00

Sarah Carr, writing for Mada Masr, offers an in-depth and graphic look at sexual assault and the Egyptian state. J.J. Goldberg explores the triggers...

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July 2 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Wed Jul 2 2014, 17:00:16

It is time to pause from the grim news coming out of the Middle East and celebrate the 4th of July....

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June 30 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Mon Jun 30 2014, 10:50:53

It seems impossible, but it is true.  President Barack Obama was elected to the highest office in the land in...

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June 27 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Jun 27 2014, 09:00:01

Erbil had a weird feel to it this week.  The euphoria that came when the Kurd's military, known as the...

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June 26 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Thu Jun 26 2014, 09:34:47

My research associate, Alex Brock, is in Cairo getting some well-deserved rest.  I thought you would be interested in his...

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June 20 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Fri Jun 20 2014, 17:00:12

Faysal Itani examines the jihadists' threat to Iraq (and Syria). Inside Iraqi Politics offers a roundup of what has been...

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June 17 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Tue Jun 17 2014, 11:00:53

Istanbul-The United States should help Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki fend off the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

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June 11 2014

From From the Potomac to the Euphrates Wed Jun 11 2014, 12:30:22

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) just published this report that I coauthored with Jacob Stokes, Bacevich fellow...

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