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Egypt's Next Step

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Pedestrians stroll along a walkway on the Nile River in Cairo. Nine months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is transitioning from a revolution to the messy process of creating a free nation in a way that is unleashing new voices, new ideas, new parties – and old dangers. As elections loom, questions about the military’s true intentions, the popularity of Islam, and whether democracy can actually take root are poised to be answered. A triumphant end to Egypt’s revolution could show what’s possible for other restive countries across the region.

PHOTO: Ann Hermes/Staff

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