Zachary Laub

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Author: Zachary Laub

Sarin, one of the world's most lethal chemical weapons, has long been stockpiled but is rarely used by states or terrorists. Allegations of attacks on civilians in Syria, if substantiated, would represent a departure from longstanding international practice, this Backgrounder explains.

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Dim Prospects for Egypt’s Salafis

Jonathan A.C. Brown interviewed by Zachary Laub

Ultraconservative Salafis played a prominent role in the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi, but are unlikely to shape Egypt after the transition, says expert Jonathan A.C. Brown.