If the United States offers assistance for the development of political parties to Egypt, such aid should go to all legal parties, potentially including the Muslim Brotherhood, or Washington risks undermining U.S. credibility as a pro-democratic actor.
The Egyptian economic reforms Washington invested in for decades are at risk of unraveling due to the lack of serious political reforms.
As Egypt begins the complicated task of building sustainable political, economic, and social institutions, its new leaders can learn from Turkey’s experience by establishing a national security council and implementing a proportional electoral system.
As the Arab world is being engulfed by mass outrage and popular unrest spurred by long-term economic and political frustration, it remains unclear what long-term effects the unrest will have on the region.
The unrest spreading throughout the Arab world will have significant economic implications for the region.
Regional Islamist movements are struck by suddenly open avenues for political activity following the unrest in Egypt and Tunisia, but they have yet to decide how to respond to these new opportunities.
As Palestinians observe the growing unrest across the region, there is a growing awareness while the situation in Palestine is unsustainable, there seem to be no viable alternatives.
The deep and broad popular consensus to maintain the Jordanian monarchy is based less on the people's loyalty to Hashimites and more on their suspicions of each other.
Arab moderation should address all issues of concern to Arab citizens, including reform, rather than focusing on a single issue, like the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Demand for change in the Middle East and North Africa has been building for years, as youth unemployment plagued countries across the region and citizens felt their governments were not being held accountable for growing socio-economic problems.