I wanted to ask these question considering the uprising in Egypt today and ask simply Will the Arab Spring have a happy ending or will it led to more bloodshed? I have spent most of my academic career studying the Arab world and when the Arab Spring (I really hate to use that term) started I had the highest of expectations for all those involved. I didn't have a pro western democracy kind of naivety about the situation but at the time I did think it would be a major and historic step in the right direction. But overall I think the dream has become unfulfilled. Syria is just a bloodbath, everyone involved is as guilty in that as everybody else, the rally cry of Tahrir Square in Egypt has remained out of reach, and for the rest of the countries involved it has kind of faded away. I am forced to ask why did it fail? Could and Should the international Community do more or have they done to much already? and is a legitimate Arab democracy possible?