Millions rush to greet the former president, but the deal allowing his return says nothing about accountability for human rights violations that took place during the coup.
The Syrian president is is facing unprecedented pressure rooted in grievances over government repression, corruption, a weak economy and lack of civil liberties. He cannot hunker down and wait for the storm to pass.
Criticism of the government’s response to the catastrophe has obscured major political changes.
Can an openly left-wing, openly gay politician from the South revive an Italy in deep malaise?
Mubarak’s intimidation tactics and determination to hang on to power only invigorated the protesters—leading to his resignation today.
After a good start, the Obama administration’s response to the democratic revolution in Egypt has begun to exude the odor of betrayal.
If the world has a heart, it beats now for Egypt.
How did Hosni Mubarak manage to stay in power for three decades?
Rampant corruption and arbitrary imprisonment, a senseless bureaucracy, a financially destitute majority and police-led torture of civilians—these are among the unbearable conditions that have spawned a people’s revolt in Egypt.