Two Years After Tahrir Square: The Battle for Egypt's Identity Is Far From Over

The Egyptian revolution began with a big dream. Disappointments and chaos have punctured the hopes of the uprising, but the possibility of establishing a democratic regime has not yet been lost. This second year of the revolution will be crucial.

Two years ago, on 25th January 2011, it began with a big dream: Millions of people went into the Cairo streets with the aim of toppling the dictatorial Mubarak regime and establishing a democracy in Egypt. All the groups participating in the demonstrations – whether Islamists, liberals or secularists – shared a vision of a different Egypt.