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Weekend Reading: A Return to Idlib, Secular Politics in Egypt, and al-Qaeda in Syria

May 8, 2015

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Ahmad al-Akla writes about people’s return to rebel-controlled Idlib, Syria.

A new party in Egypt calls for a secular constitution.

Juan Cole discusses how recent shifts in Syria are driven by Turkish and Saudi policies that may be beneficial for al-Qaeda.

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