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Weekend Reading: Between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain’s Illusions, and Egypt’s Brexit

Human rights activists, Zainab al-Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab (R) talk during their meeting with activists after al-Khawaja's release from prison, Manama, Bahrain (Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of June 24, 2016.

June 24, 2016

Human rights activists, Zainab al-Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab (R) talk during their meeting with activists after al-Khawaja's release from prison, Manama, Bahrain (Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters).
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Giorgio Cafiero and Joshua Hodge explore how the smaller Arab Gulf states perceive Iran in different ways than Saudi Arabia, whose position often dominates Gulf policy on the issue.

Zainab al-Khawaja, a Bahraini human rights activist who recently fled to Denmark, reflects on her time in jail for anti-monarchy protests, arguing that her release is another state-sponsored “illusion” of reform.

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Saudi Arabia

Bahrain

Egypt

Nancy Allam looks at the possible implications of Brexit on Egypt’s economy and its trade relations with the United Kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia

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