Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 6
Published on: July 1, 2011
America’s Radical Idealists Strike Again

Did Bush’s “forward strategy for freedom” birth the Arab Spring? Umm, no.

Steven A. Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of The Struggle for Egypt, which Oxford University Press will publish this fall.
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