As the Gulf Cooperation Council expands, the Arab world will be split into the monarchical and the republican regimes. Will this herald a new Arab Cold War or will the spirit of the Arab Spring us into a more promising future?
America's problems with Arabs and its challenges in the Middle East are far from over. Mr. Obama must still fulfill his promises to celebrate with Palestinians their full membership in the United Nations this fall and to draw down its forces in Afghanistan.
We all want to laugh, provide for our families, lead meaningful lives, fall in love and be happy. Those are not Jewish or Muslim or Christian ideals -- they are human ones, and they can bring us together.
The fact that the freest Arabs in the Middle East live in Israel is a truth that Israel's enemies cannot bear. In the post-Tahrir era, more and more Arabs will come to see that Israel was never the enemy.
Hosni Mubarak has resigned after weeks of Egyptian protest. The implications for the region are profound, from other Arab governments' accountability to their people, to the regional equilibrium and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.