Revolution, continued: Two months after Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office, tens of thousands of Egyptians crowded Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand his prosecution. Associated Press
Revolution, continued: Two months after Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office, tens of thousands of Egyptians crowded Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand his prosecution. Associated Press

The Remaking of the Middle East

A foreign-policy expert considers the causes and effects of recent unrest in a historically troubled, and perennially vital, part of the world.
June 1, 2011
 
It started with a vegetable vendor. That last insult and last extortion by a Tunisian municipal official was too much for twenty-six- year-old Mohammed Bouazizi. He set himself aflame. And the fire spread.