March 10, 2011 2:43 AM

Commentary: Wary of the new Middle East

Events in the Middle East are taking place so fast and furiously, uprooting decades of established rules within the Arab world, that I find myself gaping in wonder at the changes. Frankly, many of us are torn by these unforeseen events. We greatly admire the young people in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia who have stood up for freedom and democracy. But we also worry that once the old order is thrown out of power, the new one may not be a whole lot better.

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