The eruption of the Arab revolts put power relations among Middle Eastern countries in a state of flux, and both winners and losers have emerged.
Egyptian entrepreneur and publisher Saleh Diab is concerned over the future of his country.
Egyptians are increasingly upset about the "traders of religion" who are apparently replacing Egypt's old regime with a new exploitative elite.
Opposition figures have accused the Muslim Brotherhood of framing the daughter of a powerful opponent for fraud in an act of retaliation.
As various opposition groups strategize against Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the latter seems more skilled than ever at mobilizing the Shiite sect.