from Pressure Points and Middle East Program

U.S. Policy and the Crisis in Egypt

January 28, 2011

Blog Post

More on:

Middle East and North Africa


Human Rights

Politics and Government

A protester holds an Egyptian flag as he stands in front of water canons during clashes in Cairo on January 28, 2011. (Yannis Behrakis/Courtesy Reuters)

My views on U.S. policy toward democracy in the Middle East and the demonstrations in Egypt were published in the Washington Post online this afternoon. In this op-ed, I argue that supporting democracy in the Middle East is the best policy for the United States to follow, as dictatorships are in the long run fundamentally unstable.