The West was not only happy to flirt with Mubarak. It is also still in bed with plenty of bad guys.
Can Egypt’s military be trusted to allow democracy to take root in the country?
Will the threat of terrorism fade away, much as the threat of radical anarchy did over a century ago?
What is the key to the success of democracy in 21st century Libya?
How does the secretary-general of the Arab League view the upheaval currently sweeping the Middle East?
Will the chain reaction of protests crossing the Middle East now reach Central Asia?
How can Egypt stand at the edge of a new period of modernization and opening up in the Arab world?
Markets are extraordinarily bad at getting political risk right — and the Egypt crisis is no exception.