Egypt: Democracy or Dictatorship?
Egypt, the largest Arab country, has long been ruled by a series of autocrats. The latest and one of the most enduring is Hosni Mubarak, a close ally of Washington and recipient of billions in U.S. aid. He is trying to maintain his grip on power. The winds of change may alter his plans. There are growing movements for democratization and reform. In this program he discusses the increasingly popular Kefaya-Enough-movement and the possibilities of political change in Egypt.
Saad Eddin Ibrahim is one of Egypt’s most prominent human rights activists. For criticizing the regime he spent three years in Mubarak’s jails. He is professor of sociology at the American University of Cairo.