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Weekend Reading: Intervention in Syria, Yemen’s National Dialogue, and Options for Bahrain

by Steven A. Cook
August 30, 2013

Abu al-Taib, the leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, demonstrates to female members as he holds a gun during a military training in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo (Muzaffar Salman/Courtesy Reuters). Abu al-Taib, the leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, demonstrates to female members as he holds a gun during a military training in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo (Muzaffar Salman/Courtesy Reuters).

Robin Yassin-Kassab discusses the complexity of the situation in Syria as the US contemplates action against the use of chemical weapons.

Kevin Alexander Davis argues that the national dialogue in Yemen is simply legitimizing the status quo rather than listening to popular demand.

Justin Gengler explores the policy options of the Bahraini state as it seeks to maintain stability in the face of growing activism.

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