It's hard to mask the fact that so much of this campaign was less about Egypt's future economic challenges, and far more about the role of religious and political Islam coursing through Egypt's body politic.
As big as the question of who the winner will be, is what the job of the presidency will be like in the short and long term. This new situation in Egypt is an uncertain balancing act between competing forces. We've never been here before.
Egypt has gone through great changes in a short period of time. It shocked the world when the protests, known here as the 25 January Revolution, overthrew the Mubarak regime. Now Egyptians and foreigners alike are eagerly anticipating the next steps.
With elections in Tunisia happening this week, and with Egypt's just around the corner, we need to be prepared to accept an outcome that may be disappointing to some, but should not be surprising to anyone.
Amr Moussa is the departing secretary general of the Arab League who has declared his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt. He sat down on March 21 with me for an interview in Cairo.
Congressional debate is a key means of compelling the administration to clearly state its case and its objectives, to be honest and transparent about the potential cost of its proposed policies, and to limit its actions to its stated objectives.
Secretary General Amr Moussa is widely expected to run for president of Egypt in the country's upcoming elections.
America cannot continue to even influence critical events, for good or ill, if it's going to be so embarrassingly wrong in its assessments of them.
There is a word in Arabic -- makhlou' -- which means "the fallen" or "the kicked out." It is a word Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is trying desperately to avoid being associated with.
Egypt is at a critical turning point. Mubarak is apparently finished, but his regime could limp on. That is not in the interest of Egypt or the US. It is time for the latter, therefore, to support reformist Egyptians, civilian and military.
Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League, has made a surprising statement regarding his intentions to run as a candidate in Egypt's presidential race.
At a tech conference I attended recently in Abu Dhabi, I gave a talk about how to use social media to promote peace in the Middle East. I was struck by how willing many of the Arab leaders were to fully embrace these new social tools.
Israel's war on Gaza has been exhaustively documented. Less understood, but perhaps no less important, has been the rupture in relations between two of the biggest military powers in the region.
The unprecedented enthusiasm in the Arab and Muslim World which greeted Barack Obama's election win nearly 20 months ago has been replaced with disapp...
One day after Israeli commandos stormed civilian boats bringing aid to Gaza, leaving nine dead, a group of Nobel Peace prize winners put out a statement condemning the attack. Conspicuously absent from the Nobel Peace prize signees was Barack Obama.
The ongoing frustration in the Middle East will only embolden those who are against peace on both sides of the divide and will strengthen the cynical view that peace is nothing but an illusion.