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Egypt & Revolutionary Prospects

All eyes on Egypt. We get the latest and explore the full implications.

Anti-government activists protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP)

We can’t take our eyes off Egypt. The United States can’t. The Arab world can’t. The whole world can’t. It is so compelling. And so consequential what happens now, what happens next.

There is the thrilling sight of Egyptians standing up for themselves, against dictatorship and corruption. There are the questions still over what happens with this uprising. Whether it fully succeeds, partly succeeds. And then, what “success” means.

A “new era” it’s being called already, no matter what happens.  From Cairo’s Liberation Square to the world, we look at the message from Egypt.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests: 

Anthony Shadid, Pulitzer-Prize winning correspondent for the New York Times

Shibley Telhami, professor of international relations at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. 

Robin Wright, veteran reporter on the Middle East and author of Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

Mona El-Gobashy, professor of political science at Barnard College. For the last decade, she has been looking at protest waves in Egypt. 

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