In recent months, we've witnessed history unfold in the streets of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Dynamic forces are pulling and pushing for change as the rallying cry for social justice and democracy echoes across multiple borders. Hopes - and fears - are running high. Where do we go from here? Building a more open, entrepreneurial and dynamic economy is the best strategy for containing extremism and militarism. What kind of institution-building needs to take place? What role can investments play in promoting democracy and stability in the region? What mechanisms for economic development should be developed and implemented to build robust, job-creating markets? Will the pendulum finally swing toward democracy, moderation and more widely shared prosperity? How much reform will we see in other nations where protests have erupted but the existing regimes still cling to power?
President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy
Neveen El Tahri
Co-Chairperson and Managing Director, Delta Financial Investments