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Chapter 8: Friendly Tyrants? The Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution
Before You Begin
- How does the U.S. government respond to totally unexpected events in regions of critical strategic importance?
- How should the United States respond when an allied dictator is challenged by his own people?
- What tools does the United States have to influence events when the key players are not soldiers on the battlefield or government officials around conference tables, but activists in the streets?
- Does the United States risk being on the wrong side of history when an allied government proves itself unwilling to respond to popular demands for justice and democracy?
- What do the largely nonviolent civil insurrections teach us about the real nature of political power?
Egypt is by far ...