Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

  • Mubarak, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in Egypt
    Mubarak being wheeled into courtroom. This is day he really died. This is day the world saw him in a cage. Mubarak lives. He doesn’t live. What is living? Heart beats while brain is dead. Machines keep his body functioning. At best, he’s in a coma. Is there a parallel here with democracy in Egypt? Maybe I don’t have any right to weigh in. I’m not...
    by at June 20th, 2012 at 05:06 pm
  • The Unwanted Arab Spring that’s bad for business
    Call me a cynic. God knows I’ve tried to be an idealist for the last couple of months. It started with Egypt. I was so moved by the millions of people who braved everything to take to the streets and demand Mubarak step down. Yes! Tunisia was not a fluke. A democratic wave might roll through the autocratic Middle-East and North Africa. There was hope. There was light. But...
    by at April 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Cold corporate reality almost froze the Arab Spring but UNSC vote for NFZ in Libya keeps it alive
    Everyone was really excited about the “Arab Spring” until it started to happen and then they panicked. OMG – democracy! Arabs can’t handle that. Al Qaeda and Iranian mullahs will rule the oil fields. First there was warm heartfelt sympathy and support. Then cold corporate reality rapidly froze the West’s enthusiasm for change. Change is...
    by at March 16th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • BBC Report on Saudi Arabia and the struggle for democracy
    Saudi Arabia has come a long way since I lived there. No high rises, cell phones, shopping centers then. But women still can’t drive, can’t vote and are subject to the will of their fathers, husbands and brothers. And Saudi Arabia is still a theocratic kingdom with very little democratic process. But the unthinkable is happening even there. People are asking...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • Sandmonkey’s thoughts on Egyptian democracy
    In case you don’t tweet and aren’t following @Sandmonkey in Cairo, this is a compilation of his tweets today for about half an hour. He has about 25,000 followers so far. I’d watch those numbers climb. He isn’t as well known as Wael Gohnim, but is just as strong as player. There were lots of replies in between, but I’m just giving his point...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 05:02 pm