Mubarak’s Conviction: A Profound If Imprecise Turning Point
June 2, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Hosni Mubarak’s life imprisonment sentence
“BEIRUT — The conviction and life imprisonment sentences handed down Saturday to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib Adli mark a profound but still imprecise turning point in the single most important battle that has defined the Arab world for the last two generations, and the last 60 years of uninterrupted military rule in Egypt: the contest between whether the Arab people will be ruled by democratically legitimate civilian authorities or by self-imposed and self-perpetuating military rulers.”
Khouri also wrote “The Logic of Kofi Annan’s Strategy” for Agence Global on June 2, 2012.