Weekend Reading: Iran's Foreign Policy, Egyptian Dystopian Literature, and Protests in Morocco
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Weekend Reading: Iran's Foreign Policy, Egyptian Dystopian Literature, and Protests in Morocco

Reading selections for the weekend of July 21, 2017.
A woman shouts slogans during a demonstration against official abuses and corruption in the town of al-Hoceima, Morocco (Youssef Boudlal/Reuters).
A woman shouts slogans during a demonstration against official abuses and corruption in the town of al-Hoceima, Morocco (Youssef Boudlal/Reuters).

Ariane Tabatabai and Annie Tracy Samuel find that the Iranian state's attitude toward the Iran nuclear deal is rooted in its experiences during the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War.

Andrew Leber explores the rise of post-revolutionary dystopian stories as new genre in Egyptian literature.

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Jesse Brent argues that Morocco's monarchy is no longer able to control the ongoing Amazigh-led protests in the northern Rif region.

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Morocco