Egypt - The centre of the Spring

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi inspects troops. The country has one of the largest armies in the region (photo: dpa)
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi inspects troops. The country has one of the largest armies in the region (photo: dpa)

For centuries, Egypt has been regarded as a pivotal player in the Middle East. The Arab Spring and subsequent revolution has rocked its foundations and the ramifications through the region could be great. But for the first time in decades, most Egyptians in this battered society feel able to influence the destiny of a country they now own. However, the direction Egypt chooses to take matters enormously to the West. No country in this region will be watched as closely in the months ahead.

THE direction Egypt chooses to take in coming months will have a significant impact on the West. While the Arab Spring of December 2011 did not begin in Egypt, much of the attention on the region’s dr...

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