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Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Other Dialogue, Libya’s Revolution, and Saudi’s “Code”

by Steven A. Cook
February 16, 2013

Cars drive past parliamentary election campaign posters at a roundabout in central Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters).


Nour Youssef on The Arabist offers her thoughts on the recent dialogue held between Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef and al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya member Nageh Ibrahim.

Mohammad Azeemullah wonders if the Libyan revolution has achieved its goals on the day before its second anniversary, and reflects on Libya’s greatest challenges going forward.

Fahad Nazer writes that the “Saudi code” will prevent a repeat in the Kingdom of what took place in Egypt.

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