Steven A. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy. Cook is the author of False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East; The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square, which won the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's gold medal in 2012; and Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey.

Prior to joining the Council on Foreign Relations, Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Soref Research Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Last Updated: September 14, 2017