In this new year, there have been more major uprisings than months. First went Tunisia, then Egypt and now Libya. This count is without those crushed too quickly to get properly underway, such as Iran.
When Egypt was convulsing under an ever-intensifying rebellion, the world stood by, all but clamoring for the government to step down. As we all know, Mubarak did step down, and Egypt faces a wobbly next couple of months.