Steven A. Cook

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Weekend Reading: Egypt’s State of Emergency, Tunisia’s Terrorism, and Libya’s Legislature

by Steven A. Cook
August 2, 2013

A man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Benghazi (Esam Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters).


Amr Shalakany analyzes the Egyptian July 8 constitutional declaration, arguing it establishes a de facto state of emergency in Egypt.

In the wake of last week’s political assassination in Tunisia, Andrew Lebovich and Aaron Y. Zelin examine links between the alleged assassin and terrorist groups in North Africa.

Tarek Megerisi and Michael Meyer-Resende emphasize the necessity of a constitutional consensus in Libya to avoid the political turmoil unfolding in Egypt and Tunisia.

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