Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook is Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Ruling, but Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (2007).

October 2006, Volume 17, Issue 4

Exchange: Mistaking Data for “Theory”

We should neither be too hasty to discount the prodemocratic political ferment in the Arab world, nor be fooled into thinking that Islamist groups will play a constructive part in democratic transitions.