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Egypt Revolution

After Egypt: Arab Voices Matter

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

All too often the West has acted across the Middle East as if Arabs were objects without sensibilities or concern. It is no longer possible to operate as if Arab public opinion doesn't matter.

Where Are the Fault Lines of Democracy?

Shabtai Shavit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shabtai Shavit

President Obama, who up to now has shown more than a little inconsistency in his policy toward Egypt, can still recover lost ground and prevent what could become an irretrievable tragedy of historic dimensions.

After Mubarak -- What Does Israel Do?

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

Mubarak's Egypt was a linchpin for Israel's ability to pursue a hard-line regional policy with near impunity. Trying to keep that equation in play is what brings many Israeli officials to now push for continued military, as opposed to civilian control.

Reading the Pictures: Day 18: The Fall of Mubarak -- Exclusive Photos From Cairo

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-02-12-egypt.jpgAfter the bitter disappointment of last night, Cairo was like a tinderbox today. Still, politeness triumphed over anger as army troops worked things out with protesters.

10 Effects of the Fall of the Modern-Day Pharaoh

Hussam Ayloush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hussam Ayloush

The fall of Egypt's modern-day Pharaoh and the establishment of a true democracy will likely shape that volatile region more than anything since the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Victory for Egypt's Leaderless Revolution

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

The revolution was successful because it had no leaders, only coordinators of bottom up energy. Its use of social media was brilliantly conceived to meld online organizing with offline action, not supplant it.

'Egypt Is Free' Chants Ring Through Cairo

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Cries of "Egypt is free" rang out and fireworks lit up the sky as hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium Friday ...

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.

Why the U.S. Could NEVER Protest Like Egypt Did (VIDEO)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Rooting for Egypt

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristen Breitweiser

Today's victory of the peaceful Egyptian protesters torpedoes the notion that the only effective means to an end in the Middle East must center on violence.

Freedom Through the Eyes of My Egyptian Friends

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanne Goebel

From my distant life in America, I have observed the Jasmine Revolution, the uprising in Cairo and Alexandria through friends' eyes via the bits of email and Facebook posts they can share.

Religious Actors Can Be Democratizers

Monica Duffy Toft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Monica Duffy Toft

With news of Mubarak stepping down, the Muslim Brotherhood will be a force for democratic change for two reasons. The first regards the MB itself and the second is the role of religious actors in politics.

Egypt's Post-Mubarak Path

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Some experts question the latest turn of events and the military's role going forward. While the army has tried to present itself as a neutral force so far in the protests, it has also been "calling the shots" during the arrests.

Another Knock on the Sphinx's Nose

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam


Obama, Who Refused to Lead, Is the Big Loser on Egypt

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Here we are. The greatest democracy on earth is led by a man whose rhetoric and actions on freedom are in conflict. Fortunately, it appears as though Egypt's people have found freedom without the backing of President Obama.

Quittin' Time

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock


Joe Biden on the Wrong Side of Middle East History

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

The Vice President must be embarrassed by today's remarkable change in Egypt since he was the first Administration official to take to the airwaves to try and hold up Egypt's Berlin Wall.

The View From Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Jordanians living outside of Amman return to their homes feeling discouraged. They understand what they don't have. They continue to believe that where they are born defines who they are.

Egypt and Joblessness

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We have only to look to the streets in Egypt to see what can happen when people are frustrated with their state of joblessness. The jobless have lost more than their jobs. It's really about losing dignity.

Why Mubarak Had to Go

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Herrington

Mubarak had to go to show anyone who might replace him that he can be brought down, too. With that message, the transition of power is more likely to produce a successor for whom the will of the people is foremost.

VIDEO: As Mubarak Departs, Mid East Expert Analyzes Egypt Situation

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

In a wide ranging address late yesterday Dr. Hussein Ibish, Sr. Advisory Board Member of the Center for the Study of Hate Extremism said Mubarak's ex...

Obama Can Do in Egypt What Bush Failed to Do in Iraq

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Varsavsky

Egyptians deserve speedy and easy visibility on how democracy will be instituted. The U.S. has to be very careful not to be associated with the Egyptian military, but instead with the democratic forces that hopefully will take power.

The Long Goodbye: Mubarak and the Shah

Scott MacLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

In Tahrir Square, the feeling came over me: Egypt is another Iran. I don't mean in the sense that Egypt's revolution will bring a radical, Islamist regime into power.

What's Next in Egypt: 'Mubarakism Without Mubarak'?

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

The Mubarak regime has relied on U.S. assistance to deny the Egyptian people basic freedoms again and again. If the U.S. government continues the status quo, it will be endorsing the same despotism that has brought us to this point of crisis.

Tweeting A Revolution: Mubarak Has Resigned

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egypt has erupted on the news that President Mubarak has stepped down, and the internet is abuzz with messages of congratulations and joy. While Egyp...