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Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Saudi Islands, the Hezbollah Corporation, and Syria’s Alawites

Khaled Ali shouts slogans against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the government during a demonstration protesting the decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of April 15, 2016.

April 15, 2016

Khaled Ali shouts slogans against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the government during a demonstration protesting the decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters).
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Maged Atiya reflects on the public reaction to Egypt’s transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, situated at the entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba, to Saudi Arabia.

Hanin Ghaddar argues that Hezbollah is becoming more of a corporate entity than a resistance movement.

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Ammar Abdulhamid examines a recent document authored by Syria’s Alawite community, assessing its potential significance and the history of the Alawi relationship with the Syrian government.

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