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Weekend Reading: Iraq’s Kakai, “Being Syrian,” and a Death in Cairo

Syrians line up as they wait to cross into Syria at Oncupinar border crossing in the southeastern city of Kilis, Turkey (Osman Orsal/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of February 12, 2016.

February 12, 2016

Syrians line up as they wait to cross into Syria at Oncupinar border crossing in the southeastern city of Kilis, Turkey (Osman Orsal/Reuters).
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Ako Shawais discusses Iraq’s Kakai minority and describes his role as their first political representative in Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government.

Maysaloon questions what it means to be a Syrian today.

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Isabel Esterman contemplates the cost of doing business in Egypt in the wake of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni’s murder.

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