Steven Cook

Is the China-brokered Saudi Arabia-Iran deal a wake up call for the US?

Expert Steven Cook joins Thanos Davelis to break down whether the China-brokered deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran actually upends Mideast diplomacy and challenges the US, explore Washington's options moving forward, and look at what ripple effects it could have for the broader region - from the Middle East to the Eastern Mediterranean.

The stakes in Turkey’s elections: From Turkish democracy to the Aegean

Turkey's elections are drawing the attention of the world, and many - including The Economist - are describing them as the country's last chance for democracy. Expert Steven Cook joins Thanos Davelis to look at the stakes involved in these elections, from what they could mean for Turkey's democracy to key issues like the sale of US F-16s or tensions in the Aegean.

Erdogan declares referendum victory as opposition cries foul

So far this year more than 170 bodies have washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean while the Libyan Coast Guard has also rescued thousands more.

IOM has helped repatriate 1,500 people back to West Africa so far this year where it is trying to inform people not to risk the journey to Libya where they face exploitation.