Egypt and Bahrain

Egypt and   Bahrain
I think we can safely assume that the most important area of interest as far as the US is concern at the moment is the Middle East vis a vis its economic interests.   From an International Relations point of view, two interesting Countries in this region are Egypt and   Bahrain but in this case not necessary because of oil. We can divide the Arab countries experiencing political turmoil into three categories: those that seem to be on a positive trajectory toward democracy; those in a state of uncertainty; and those where the forces of repression have crushed the opposition.   In Category A, I believe that only Tunisia deserves that designation. Category B includes Egypt with prospective candidates Libya (post-Gaddafi) and perhaps Jordan later on. Category C Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria and Jordan.
While the direction of Egypt’s political transition is still unpredictable, in the long run, moving towards a new equilibrium of state sustainability will be conditional on whether and to what extent, Egypt will be able to marginalize the old power system. However the Egyptian political System faces many dangers, especially the urgent need to transfer power from the military rule to a civil administration and the urgent. desire of some citizen to restore stability and security, even through undemocratic means   But compared with other Arab countries that are currently experiencing similar revolts against their ruling regimes, the Egyptian revolution has yet been the most successful in terms of peaceful transition toward democracy and laying the foundation of a more transparent, and accountable political system. Most analyst argue that one of the most important that has to be taken is to remove the army from the centre of the political life, which they have been in 1952 and is unlikely to easily give up this role easily. This concern should not be taken lightly as history shows that the army officers who succeeded in riding Egypt from the corrupt...