Over the past three months, Arab heads of state have responded to mass protests in their countries by either fleeing or fighting. Egypt's Mubarak and Tunisia's Bin Ali promptly surrendered their rule. In Algeria, Bahrain, Yemen and, most brutally, in Libya, rulers cling to authority with civilian crackdowns. In each case, Arab leaders have ruled out a third option: share power with their people... Continue Reading
Ahmed Charai is chairman of Med Radio, a national broadcast network in Morocco, and publisher of the weekly Moroccan newspaper L'observateur as well as the French edition of Foreign Policy magazine. He sits on the board of trustees of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and serves on the board of directors of the Search for Common Ground.