Perspectives on Egypt

Commentary | February 10, 2011

A round-up of commentary and analysis on the Egyptian crisis from EWI’s Ikram Sehgal, Kanwal Sibal, and Andrew Nagorski.


Writing for The News, Ikram Sehgal discusses the inevitable challenges facing the new leadership in Egypt—and the possibility that more dominos will fall in the region.

Click here to read Sehgal's follow-up piece in The News

In his weekly column in The News, Ikram Sehgal reports on the continuing fallout produced by the 26-year-old vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, who lit himself on fire in the streets of Tunisia.
Writing for India Today, Kanwal Sibal predicts that Mubarak will be out of office by September. What are Egypt’s chances for a peaceful transition of power?
In an interview with National Public Radio’s “The Takeaway,” Andrew Nagorski talks about Egypt’s reluctant hero, 30 year old Google executive Wael Ghonim. “He's going to have to decide whether he's content to simply be a symbol of this generation, of this movement, or does he want to be a leader of it,” says Nagorski.

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