Regions / Egypt
The Egyptian revolution was no "black swan" -- if Washington were schooled in the latest thinking, it would have anticipated it sooner.
Were Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama on the same page vis a vis Egypt?
The United States often acts like it has the patent on democracy.
They have seen little practical benefit from their country's alleged friendship with the United States.
Egypt has a rich tradition of humanitarianism.
Microcredit begets loan sharking which begat Tahrir Square.
Organizing protests and institutionalizing their gains require two different skill sets.
The question now is what happens next.
Constrained from war by the Camp David accord, the Egyptian army lords it over the economy instead.
The protests in Egypt will produce a democracy, not a theocracy.