Smith: Can the Egyptian revolution be counted a success while the Armed Forces remain in power?
Executive Director of the Centre for Global Studies and CIGI Distinguished Fellow
It is too early to say the Egyptian revolution can be counted a success. It did succeed in ousting Mubarak; that is important. But there is no real sign that the military will give up the reins of power after the elections have taken place. Only if they do can the Egyptian revolution be truly counted as a success. Right now the best one can say is that it is a work in progress