There's now an incipient tradition: an annual Clinton Internet-celebrating speech. Mobilization, demonstration, action -- these, Secretary Clinton seems to conclude -- are the consequence of a system of approaches.
Egyptians will face considerable challenges in the months and years to come as they work to perfect their democratic experiment. If asked, we should stand ready to help -- not in the name of charity, but in the name of U.S. interests.
9/11 consciousness is born of a few empire and tribal extremists that is imposed on the many. 2/11 consciousness flows from the synergy of millions with the power to root out an entrenched dictator in 18 days.
Social media has received much credit for its role in galvanizing throngs of protesters. But while the press likes to call out the big platforms, it has actually been a set of lesser-known tools at the heart of these uprisings.
It is not a stretch to say that the demonstrators in Tahrir Square, who created a revolution by demanding liberty and freedom, had more in common with the government of Israel than with any other Arab government in the Middle East.
There is a danger now that Washington's noble and idealistic push to promote Internet freedom may serve as yet another excuse not to reexamine and correct the deeply cynical realpolitik foundations of U.S. foreign policy.
No institution in Egypt is better suited than the military to supervise the delicate transformation which is already in place. Egypt's own internal peace, as well as the peace of the entire me depend on their success. The odds are good.
Youth voices are now echoing across Algeria, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Iran. We must now give them the tools they need in order to succeed in building a positive future for their respective countries and for us as a global society.
The citizens of Tunisia and Egypt now face the hard work of nation-building. It is in the West's interest to help make these two stories end well. Otherwise, the longest war will be with us for generations to come.
What's needed for a democratic transition in Egypt is for the emergency laws to go. It will only be through their repeal that civic life, the rule of law and basic human rights will be respected and can be exercised.