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A protester walks past an Egyptian soldier during an anti-Mubarak protest in Cairo Feb. 1, 2011.

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"The world has every reason to be mesmerized by the events unfolding in Tunisia, Egypt and who knows where next. Every reason but one: the expectation that this ferment will yield working democracies," wrote Clifford Orwin, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto and distinguished fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, in Tuesday's Globe and Mail.

Prof. Orwin participated in a discussion to answer questions about his column on the situation in Egypt and the prospects for democracy in the Arab world. Smart phone users can follow this discussion here.

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