The West was not only happy to flirt with Mubarak. It is also still in bed with plenty of bad guys.
The strongman drives Egypt like a racecar, but in the wrong direction.
A key comparison on the global relevance of the slow-motion Arab Spring.
Should the U.S. continue to support autocratic regimes, wherever they provide for a stable geopolitical situation?
What do an insolvent Egypt and a disintegrating Syria mean for the governance of the Middle East?
How is Washington simultaneously pursuing democratization and a restoration of military rule in Egypt?
Could Egypt’s economic and financial problems be even worse than the political ones?
Why is Iraq’s democratic transition a less-than-perfect model for Egypt?
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?