Friday, January 28, 2011

A Portrait of the Effectiveness of Soft Power


EU to Cairo: respect 'legitimate yearnings' of citizens
CAIRO — Political protests may be rocking Egypt with a new, nonideological force, but President Hosni Mubarak and his allies have not veered from a playbook they have followed through nearly three decades of one-party rule.

As always, the government has responded to the unrest primarily as a security issue, largely ignoring, or dismissing, the core demands of those who have taken to the street.