Bonnie Bricker is a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus.
Since the military coup that toppled the country's elected Muslim Brotherhood government, the message of the many Egyptians we met last year resonates with even greater power.
Let's resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let's say 'lesson learned.'
If we truly believe in the value of democracy, the value of freedom, and the power of the people's voice, we will support Egypt and its new president on their journey toward a free and democratic society.
Egypt's presidential election ought to be celebrated as a great success for the forces of democracy in Egypt and the Arab world.
In Libya, the U.S. lead role in the military intervention has proved that its advertised intentions and actions clash with reality on the ground.