The Middle East Revolutions in Historical Perspective: Egypt, Occupied Palestine, and the United States

Bix, Herbert P.
February 2011
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;2/21/2011, Issue 8, p2
This article provides a historical perspective of revolutions in the Middle East in 2011. It discusses a democratic revolution in modern Egypt to force President Hosni Mubarak to resign. It notes that the country seeks to save itself from the threat of democracy during the revolution. In addition, the article explores the deceptive U.S. response to the revolutions caused by the political awakening in Tunisia. The emergence of the widespread democracy movements in other countries in the region are also discussed.


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