Steven A. Cook argues, "Obama must resist the urge to help Egyptian democrats - unless they demand it."
Egypt is basking in a moment of freedom of expression but the optimism is tinged by concerns over security, says journalist Sharon Otterman.
Ed Husain says extremists won't let democracy win that easily in Egypt.
Despite concerns over the political power of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo-based expert Dina Shehata says it is faulty to think Egypt is headed toward a theocracy.
The latest report from the International Crisis Group, analyses the many challenges that lie ahead for Egypt, a country that now needs to combine functioning, stable institutions with genuine political and socio-economic transformation.
George Friedman details the recent surge of revolutions occurring throughout the Middle East.
Egypt's post-Mubarak transition parallels Indonesia's post-Suharto, argues CFR's Karen Brooks. Indonesia's example indicates the Muslim Brotherhood should be incorporated into Egyptian politics rather than marginalized, she says.
The Economist details why the world has reason to be inspired and hopeful by the wave of revolutions in the Middle East.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses responses to the attack on news reporter Lara Logan in Egypt.
Olivier Roy writes that the recent Egyptian revolution hints at a move away from theocratic, Islamic rule in the Middle East.
Tina Rosenberg writes on the revolutionary lineage of Egypt's overthrow of Mubarak to that of Serbian's Milosevic in the late 1990's.
The Egypt State Information Service provides a profile of the relationship between Egyptian women and the economy.
Jerome A. Cohen argues that China should learn from the Egyptian uprising that ruthless repression ultimately leads to instability.
Condoleezza Rice writes in this Washington Post piece that we cannot determine the foreign policy preferences of Egypt's next government. But we can influence them through our ties to the military, links to civil society, and a promise of economic assistance and free trade to help improve the lot of the Egyptian people.
Twenty years after Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, CFR hosts a panel of former administration officials for a discussion of their roles in, and lessons learned from, the Gulf War.
The ouster of autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt has awakened a hunger for change in the Arab world, says CFR's Thomas W. Lippman, but it's unlikely to result in a widespread fall of regimes.
In the wake of Mubarak's ouster experts discuss the future of Egypt and the reverberations in the Arab world and beyond.
Samuel P. Jacobs reports on the stunning impact of Gene Sharp, the head of the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institute whose "From Dictatorships to Democracy" inspired revolutionaries in Cairo and beyond.
Newsweek's Neil Ferguson lambasts President Obama for not properly seizing the opportunity of what he calls a "wave of democracy" in the Middle East.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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