After holding the Egyptian presidency for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak knows a thing or two about maintaining power and is showing no signs of letting his reign lapse quietly. In other words, do not hold your breath for the collapse of this regime, which will require organizers to adopt new strategies of engaging critical audiences.
Wael Ghonim, a Google executive who administered a key Facebook event organizing Egypt's January 25 protests, has been released in Cairo. Ghonim was detained on January 27 by pro-Mubarak forces who refused to acknowledge his detention, let alone disclose his whereabouts.
Hello, fellow Prospect readers. My name's Chris Cassidy, and I'm thrilled to be your friendly guest blogger this week. My work covers a broad swath of domestic and international issues, but my writing here will be all Egypt, all the time.