Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
In the wake of an historic transition in Tunisia, a week of protests have raged through the streets of Egypt. As pressure mounts from both the Egyptian public and the international community -- and with the army throwing its support behind the protesters -- President Hosni Mubarak's grip on power grows more shaky by the day. And just this morning, the King of Jordan dissolved his government.
What to make of these Middle Eastern paroxysms? Abe and Joe take a look at the complex history of this troubled part of the world.