Tunisia's current political crisis and potential cracks in the Erdogan regime with expert Steven Cook


Manage episode 298626356 series 2631806
By Hellenic Leaders and The Hellenic American Leadership Council. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Over the last ten years, Tunisia has been viewed as the “lone success story” of the Arab Spring. The country was plunged into crisis earlier this week, however, after its president suspended parliament and dismissed Tunisia’s prime minister in a move denounced as a coup by Tunisia’s main political parties. Steven Cook, an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as US-Middle East policy, joins The Greek Current to talk about the latest developments in Tunisia, and look at what challenges this poses for the Biden administration. We also look at a recent piece he wrote in Foreign Policy Magazine, where he explores why Turkish politics are more unstable today than at any time in recent years.

Steven Cook is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Read Steven Cook’s latest pieces in Foreign Policy Magazine on the latest developments in Tunisia and on Turkey:

Maybe Tunisians Never Wanted Democracy

Cracks Are Growing in the Erdogan Regime

You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:

Seeking Mediterranean allies, government hosts Jordanian king

Countries in southeast Europe brace for heat wave

Athens appoints chief heat officer to combat climate crisis

361 episodes