The Egyptian political system is in turmoil, with demonstrators calling for change and the government of President Hosni Mubarak trying to maintain control. As events continue to unfold, Harvard Kennedy School faculty members and scholars are lending their varied perspectives on the situation. This page will be updated daily to provide readers with the latest faculty commentary on the political upheaval in Egypt, the international response, and what the future may hold.

Egypt’s Instability a High Stakes Situation for U.S.

(Feb. 5, 2011)

Professor Nicholas Burns provides perspective on U.S. diplomatic strategy vis-a-vis Egypt in an CBS News interview.

Obama’s Difficult Balancing Act

(Feb. 4, 2011)

Professor Nicholas Burns weighs in on what Egypt means for the future of U.S. foreign policy in Foreign Policy.

An Exit Plan for Mubarak

(Feb. 4, 2011)

Assistant Professor Tarek Masoud outlines a plan for democratic reform in Egypt in an op-ed in the New York Times.