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As the ‘Arab Spring’ falters in Egypt, mechanisms to support democracy are more critical than ever

Truman Project and Center for National Policy

Egypt, a powerhouse of the Middle East and a long-time US ally under Mubarak’s rule, has served as a potent example of both the promise and peril of the so-called “Arab Spring.” Few in the West could fail to appreciate the courage and dedication of millions of Egyptians – many of them of a younger generation – who congregated in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to demand a greater voice in the political life of their country.

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