Steven A. Cook

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Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Salafists, Jordan’s President, and Turkey’s Republic Day

by Steven A. Cook
November 2, 2012

A woman visits the Scientific Institute after it reopened after restoration works, in Cairo (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).


Ashraf El-Sherif provides insight into the two camps within Egyptian Salafism, both competing for legitimacy in Egypt’s new political landscape.

The Jordanian blog The Black Iris offers thoughts on the Hashemite Kingdom’s president’s recent speech.

Jenny White discusses some of the hostility surrounding Turkey’s recent Republic Day.

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