02.02.2011 28.Shevat, 5771
Weak moderates, a radical people, the economy's fragility, and strong Islamists.
There’s a lot of confusion about the Egyptian crisis, yet it is vital that people understand what is at stake.
The first issue is whether only the ruler or the entire regime is going to fall. The mere resignation of President Hosni Mubarak from office would not be a huge problem. Vice President Omar Suleiman or someone else will take over, the regime will make adjustments to build support (and probably repress the Muslim Brotherhood) and Egypt’s policy – certainly its foreign policy – remains relatively unchanged….