Concerned about ending up on the wrong side of history, world leaders have appeared hesitant to vocally support either the Egyptian government or the growing number of protesters in Cairo. Below are the reactions from five regional and world players to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his government, and the protests.
02/01/2011 02:53 pm
Critics of Obama's 'pragmatic' approach to Arab regimes say former President Bush was right to push democracy – even if by force. Others say Iraq war delayed its onset in Egypt and elsewhere.
02/01/2011 02:31 pm
The discontent boiling to the surface in the Arab world is as much driven by complex demographics as politics. So politics alone won't restore stability. The US must come to terms with its reduced role in the region and reassess strategic partnerships.
02/01/2011 12:30 pm
Jerry Brown made the first 'State of the State' address of his latest administration to both houses of the California state legislature Monday. There is a projected state budget deficit of over $25 billion facing Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers.
02/01/2011 12:21 pm
Global demand for rice is surpassing production, and US farmers aren't helping.
02/01/2011 10:41 am
Is there a link between democracy and economic development?
02/01/2011 08:40 am
China has limited coverage of the Egypt protest to its Xinhua news service and warned last week that websites that did not censor comments about Egypt would be 'shut down by force.'
02/01/2011 06:25 am
The message the US projects abroad will resonate long after the final pass of the Super Bowl. The US must lend its full-throated support to the protesters of the Arab world. It matters – both for the future of the region, and the future of America. Sitting on the sidelines may cost us more than our regional standing; it may cost us our own ideals.
01/31/2011 11:35 pm
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01/31/2011 03:18 pm
It is morally good for the US to speak about support for protestors, but it is also quite dangerous. Mubarak may go, but his regime is necessary for US and Israeli security, regional stability, and keeping at bay the Islamic extremists that would rise in its place. Obama must support it.
01/31/2011 01:22 pm