International Reactions to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. International reactions to the 2011 Egyptian protests refer to external responses to the events that took place in Egypt between 25 January and 10 February 2011. The reactions have generally been either measured or supportive of the Egyptian people, with most governments and organisations calling for non-violent responses on both sides and peaceful moves towards reform. Whilst the protesters have been calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down immediately, most foreign governments have stopped short of this demand, due to Realpolitik concerns about the consequences of a power vacuum on the stability of Egypt specifically and to the wider Middle East as a whole. Some Middle Eastern leaders expressed support for Mubarak. Meanwhile many governments issued travel advisories and evacuated their citizens from the country. The protests captured worldwide attention in part due to the increasing use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social-media platforms, which empowered activists and onlookers to communicate, coordinate, and document the events as they occur.
- Paperback | 196 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
- 14 Aug 2011
- United States