The Middle East Channel

Pharaoh’s end

Pharaoh’s end

As Egyptians took to the streets en masse this week, President Hosni Mubarak faced the largest challenge to his three decade rule. Foreign Policy asked five top experts to assess the Obama administration’s handling of these growing signs of unrest, and to offer their advice on how the United States should act going forward.

Nathan Brown: Speak Softly, But Sweet Talk Them Out of Using a Big Stick

Shadi Hamid: How Obama Got Egypt Wrong

Sherif Mansour: It’s Freedom, Stupid

Emad Shahin: Obama Still Doesn’t Know What To Do About Arab Autocrats

Daniel Brumberg: Mubarak Is Prepared to Fight