Zenko is joined by Steven A. Cook, CFR's Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies. They discuss Cook's latest book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, and U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa.
The next several years will likely hold continued violence and instability for the Middle East, where the "Arab Spring" largely failed to produce lasting improvements; these issues are beyond Washington's capacity to resolve.
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece to mark World Refugee Day is authored by Mandana Hendessi, Women for Women International’s Syria Response and Iraq Director based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.