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Weekend Reading: Depleted Uranium, Religion and Culture in Egypt, and What Was Left in June 1967

Reading selections for the weekend of September 1, 2017.

September 01, 2017

An Iraqi man recovers metal parts from an anti-aircraft gun in a wreckage dump on the outskirts of Baghdad (Jamal Saidi/Reuters).
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Toby C. Jones looks at the lasting effects of the invisible use of depleted uranium weapons during the Gulf Wars.

Maged Atiya considers the interplay between religion and culture in Egypt today and how various public figures leverage both for their own politics.

Nicolas Dot-Pouillard argues that, contrary to the received wisdom, the defeat of Arab militaries in 1967 initially led to the rejuvenation of the Arab left before making way for the rise of Islamism.

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