These are early days but Morsi’s powers are going to be severely resticted by the military on the one hand and the need to garner enough grass root level support to form a unity government on the other. Both these predicaments dictate that Egypt’s march to democracy would be slow and possibly violent in days ahead.
(CNN) — Demonstrations have spread across parts of the Middle East and Africa. Here are the latest developments, including the roots of the unrest: Monday developments: Don’t miss the map on this link. Very educative. LIBYA Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi remained defiant and gave no indication Monday of appeasing protesters’ demands for him to leave [...]
Middle East / North Africa Unrest Anti-Government Protests Spread Across Middle East, North Africa - VOA Battle Lines Harden Across the Mideast as Rulers Dig In – New York Times From Libya to Yemen, Unrest is the Rule – Los Angeles Times Obama Urges Restraint in Middle East – Voice of America Clashes in Libya Worsen [...]
In our post The Egyptian Intrigue we had presented the historical perspective of the winds of change sweeping the Arab World. The Egyptian fire is spreading across this world amidst speculation that Egypt was a coup by the military “Regime” and not a revolution. This could be a western perception management gimmick but what holds [...]
This weekend, it is all about Egypt till it comes out of the ears. Saving these for posterity Egypt Erupts in Jubilation as Mubarak Steps Down – New York Times Mubarak Steps Down, Jubilation in Cairo Streets – Washington Post Euphoria in Cairo: ‘The Tyrant is Gone’ – Los Angeles Times Egypt’s Mubarak Resigns as [...]
So, in the final analysis it may well be assumed that Egypt may be forced to adopt the Pakistan model in the short term with tacit US approval. There may be another revolution later to take the battle the Iranian way.
Egypt Egypt remains at an impasse Al Jazeera How long the rallies – which are taking place across the country – can hold out has become a crucial question in the crisis gripping Egypt, but the protesters have vowed they will not back down in their demand for Mubarak to step down and end his [...]
“First we have to change everything, then we will see. We will have a transition, then maybe elections in 12 months.” TIME As Mubarak gives the first signal of departure from the politics of Egypt, the world of this ancient nation is on the verge of setting a new example to the Arab world. Tracing [...]
Dr. Muqtedar Khan This is a pivotal moment in the current history of the Arab World. If Egypt is transformed, it will transform the region. Egypt is the moral and intellectual leader of the Arab World. It sets the cultural and political standards in the region. When Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel, the Arab wars against [...]
India has to balance its act by supporting the pro democracy movement in keeping with the aspirations of the people of Egypt and count on a positive change sweeping the Arab world rather than sitting on the fence. It is time to support the Egyptian call of , ““Bread, Freedom and Social Justice.”