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Weekend Reading: Morsi’s First Year, Qatar’s Royal Family, and Political Islam in Tunisia

by Steven A. Cook
June 28, 2013

Islamists, members of the brotherhood, and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans holding the Holy Quran during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in the suburb of Nasr City, Cairo (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).


Steve Negus, writing on, reviews President Mohammed Morsi’s first year.

visual of Qatar’s ruling family, the al-Thani dynasty, depicting family dynamics of the recent succession.

Ishac Diwan and Hedi Larbi question how political Islam in Tunisia can be a constructive player in a democracy.



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