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Weekend Reading: Deja Vu in Egypt?, Lebanese Security, and Jihadists in Syria

by Steven A. Cook
October 19, 2012

An elderly man walks past street vendors waiting for customers at a market place in Sanaa (Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi/Courtesy Reuters).


Ibrahim El-Houdaiby wonders if Egypt’s Islamists will make the same mistakes as previous regimes.

Qifa Nabki offers an interesting profile of Wissam al-Hassan, the head of Lebanon’s Information Branch of the Internal Security Forces, who was assassinated in today’s attack in Beirut.

Aaron Y. Zelin discusses the increasing internet presence of Jihadists in Syria.


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