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Weekend Reading: Libya Five Years On, Iran and the Shia, and Contextualizing Heikal

Libyans celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli (Ismail Zitouny/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of February 19, 2016.

February 19, 2016

Libyans celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli (Ismail Zitouny/Reuters).
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Nada Elfeituri ruminates on the five years since Libya’s February 17, 2011, revolution and the mistakes her fellow Libyans have yet to learn from.

Robin Yassin-Kassab questions the assumption that Iran acts as a protector for Shia Muslims throughout the Middle East.

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Egypt

Belal Alaa reflects on the Nasserist life and legacy of the late Egyptian journalist Mohammed Hassanein Heikal, who passed away two days ago.

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