The main reason why so many days in Cafebabel we did not deal with the riots in Tunisia and Egypt is simply because we believe that any conclusions yet are either wrong or rush conclusions.The once beloved children of the Americans in the region are no experiencing a ''drain'' from the superpower that nobody could thought of in the past.The most crucial part, however, is that Egypt is not Tunisia: the recently spotted ''Leviathan'' deposits have completely changed the geopolitical balance. The continental shelf between Cyprus, Israel, Greece and Egypt seems to be the El Dorado of the Mediterranean. The importance of the Egyptian Exclusive Economic Zone along with the Suez Canal and the fact that Egypt is the only country to recognize Israel, making the need for a stable country stronger than ever. I want to remind to all those fans of democracy that in Arab countries which have not an embedded democratic culture, the usual result of such changes is that the country is entering in a prolonged period of anarchy. The domino theory that appears either spontaneously or artificially has spread both in Algeria and Jordan were similar reactions take place. The Mediterranean Sea is undergoing major transformations: the crisis of the European South, the rise of Turkey, ''Leviathan'' and the collapse of the North African regimes are events that augment the geo-strategic value of the area and should be treated with caution. Let us not hurry ..
Why Americans and the West in general ''burn'' Mubarak especially now? Why they want change ''here and now''?Nothing at the moment can guarantee that the opposition in Egypt is ready to govern and to avoid fundamentalist Islam. Georgios Kokkolis is a PhD candidate in Modern Greek Studies at King's College London.