The Tunisia uprising exposed the faulty assumption of US policy in the Middle East – that stability can be bought at the cost of freedom. Even as the domestic political climate pulls Obama away from foreign involvement, US support for democracy in the Arab world is more important than ever.
Egypt's protests have managed to energize a broad swath of Egyptians, but it's unclear if protesters can harness that energy for political change. Security was tight in Cairo Wednesday.
Democracy protesters in Egypt took to the streets in Cairo and at least six other cities, calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt's protests today appear to be the largest public call for democratic reform and an end to the Mubarak regime for years.
Shouts of 'Tunis' and 'down with Mubarak' at Egypt protests.
Amid Palestine Papers revelations, Mahmoud Abbas got a rare show of public support, though some question if it was staged.
Albania was quiet Monday after deadly protests Friday. Prime Minister Sali Berisha last week accused Socialist opposition leader Edvin Rama of attempting a 'Tunisian-style' coup.