Global Politics

What Does Democracy Look Like in the Mideast?

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Pro and anti-government supporters have been clashing in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, where thousands of demonstrators have been keeping a vigil for days. However, if Mubarak steps down, will a free democracy step up? Alastair Crooke is a former European Union mediator involved in Islamist movements and the founder of the Conflicts Forum. He looks ahead into the unknown territory faced by Egypt.

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