Protests in Egypt and the Region

Protests in Egypt and the Region

An uprising in Egypt enters its second week. The latest news from Egypt and analysis of recent developments.

In the second week of upheaval in Egypt, pro-government groups have begun to clash with protesters. This raises fears that a largely peaceful movement to oust President Mubarak could turn violent. Mubarak announced yesterday that he will not run for re-election. But for many anti-government protesters, Mubarak's concession is too little, too late. The uprising in Egypt follows mass protests in Tunisia which brought down the government there. Growing calls for reform in other Arab nations have leaders on edge. Yesterday Jordan's King Abdullah dismissed his government. What's next for Egypt and the Arab world.


Shashank Bengali

Cairo correspondent, McClathchy Newspapers.

David Makovsky

senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and co-author with Dennis Ross of "Myths, Illusions and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East."

Nancy Youssef

Pentagon correspondent, McClatchy newspapers.

Samer Shehata

assistant professor of Arab politics, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.

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