Foreign Policy: Why You Should Care About Egypt
Stephen M. Walt is a professor of international affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy.
If you're a reader of my blog, you probably care a lot about foreign policy and you've probably already been riveted by events in Egypt, including President Hosni Mubarak's latest attempt to cling to power by offering largely meaningless concessions. But maybe one of your friends has asked you why Americans should care at all about who is governing that country or why it matters what its political system is. Although I think one can exaggerate Egypt's importance to the United States, here are 10 reasons why Americans should care about what is happening there.