Dr. Cook has published widely in a variety of foreign policy journals, opinion magazines, and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, Journal of Democracy, Weekly Standard, Slate, New Republic Online, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, and Survival. He is also a frequent commentator on radio and television. Dr Cook currently writes the CFR blog, From the Potomac to the Euphrates.
Prior to joining CFR, Dr. Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution (20012002) and a Soref research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (199596). He holds a B.A. in international studies from Vassar College, an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cook speaks Arabic, Turkish, and reads French.