More than two years since the beginning of massive political change in Tunisia and Egypt, the two countries are still grappling with uncertainty and instability and no one can really say that the revolutions in North Africa are over.
From the very beginning of the popular uprisings, the United States, certain other Western countries, and Israel were regarded as the main losers since they had always benefited from the fact that subservient rulers were in power in Muslim countries. The new situation compelled them to adopt swift measures to attempt to manage the process of change in countries like Egypt and Tunisia in order to lessen the negative impact of the revolutions on their interests.
In order to counter the waves of the Islamic Awakening in the Arab world, the countries of the Western bloc adopted a policy of suspiciously supporting popular calls for freedom and democracy, while they continued to protect the remnants of the dictatorial regimes to maintain their influence in the decision - making process. Sowing discord among religious and political groups was the best method to realize this goal, and the U. S. and its allies are continuing to play up the disputes in their media outlets. This has proven effective, as the Islamists in Tunisia and Egypt have been unable to control the unrest due to their numerous internal disagreements. And the leftists and Nasserists in both Tunisia and Egypt have taken advantage of this turn of events to undermine the rule of the Islamists.
This is exactly what the West has been eagerly awaiting for over two years. In fact, the anti - Islamist forces in Tunisia and Egypt are making a major strategic mistake by playing on the field prepared by the U. S. and Israel. Slowing down the pace of revolution surely serves the interests of the West and wastes the blood of the martyrs of the revolution.